UW Privacy Office

February 19, 2019

Comparing the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Source: Lexology February 15, 2019

Comparing the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

A new bill, titled the “Washington Privacy Act” (“WPA”), was introduced in the Washington State Senate on January 18, 2019. If enacted, Washington would follow California, which passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) on June 28, 2018, as the second state to adopt a comprehensive privacy law.