UW Privacy Office

April 26, 2021

The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), April 26, 2021

The Washington Privacy Act goes 0 for 3

For the third straight year, the Washington State Legislature missed an opportunity to pass a multi-rights general data privacy bill before it adjourned Sunday. The failure illustrates the difficulty of passing broad privacy legislation in an environment where both business and privacy and trial lawyer groups are well organized and influential and disagree about key issues.