Washington Senate Approves Sweeping Data Privacy Bill

Washington Senate Approves Sweeping Data Privacy Bill

The Washington State Senate passed SB 5376, the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), by a 46-1 vote.  The bill now moves to the State’s House of Representatives for consideration. The bill is poised to be perhaps the strictest data privacy law in the United States, mimicking the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) in many ways.

As previously discussed, the WPA would provide consumers with access, correction, deletion, objection and transfer rights, among other privacy protections.

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This article courtesy of Mac Murray & Shuster‘s Compliance Now blog, available at mslawgroup.com. This article was written by Nick Whisler with a contribution from Ali Najaf.

 

 

Published On: March 28th, 2019|Categories: Regulatory|Tags: , , |