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Data Points: Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law

January 2020

Charlotte Privacy & Data Security Counsel Leslie Pedernales’ Data Points blog article titled, “Washington State Legislature Takes Another Shot At a Consumer Data Privacy Law” was published on January 22.

The article

Following an unsuccessful attempt last year at passing a comprehensive data privacy bill, the Washington State Legislature is hoping the second time’s the charm. Senate Bill 6281, this session’s updated version of The Washington Privacy Act, is based on the best practices taken from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which went into effect on January 1 of this year. Although last year’s effort fizzled in Washington’s House of Representatives after passing the Senate 46-1, SB 6281 has been drafted to avoid a similar fate.

The complete article can be viewed here.