The US now has the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in force and American citizens can expect to see other states take up similar laws through 2020.
In 2019, Washington State introduced the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), which passed in the US Senate, but did not pass in the House during the 2019 legislative session. This month, a bipartisan group of legislators introduced an updated version of the WPA.
If enacted, the WPA has the potential to surpass the CCPA to become the most comprehensive U.S. privacy law to date. Below is our summary of its key concepts.