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Washington Privacy Act fails for second time

Washington Privacy Act would have given Washington residents the right to access, correct or delete data collected on them by commercial entities, as well as the right to opt out of certain forms of data processing. But on Thursday, lawmakers failed to reconcile differences around enforcement.

A version of the bill that passed through the Senate with a 46-1 vote in February would have granted enforcement authority to the state attorney general. The House made several amendments, including giving consumers the ability to enforce the law in court through a private right of action, passing its version in March with a 56-41 vote.

Source: Washington Privacy Act fails for second time

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