Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom launched its Digital Markets Unit (DMU) that will “will oversee plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, promote online competition and crack down on unfair practices which can often leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services” according to its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Facing the end of its legislative session, Washington State House lawmakers alter a bill that passed the Senate. It is not clear if these changes will be acceptable. The Washington State House of Representatives has moved the “Washington Privacy Act” (SB 5062) through two committees, changing the bill in ways that may make it unacceptable … Continue reading Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Two State Privacy Bills Advance

OK and WA could join CA and VA in enacting privacy bills, possibly adding to the motivation in Washington to enact a national privacy statute. In two state legislatures, one chamber sent a comprehensive privacy bill to the other, signaling the possibility the United States (U.S.) may soon have four state privacy laws companies will … Continue reading Two State Privacy Bills Advance

Rival Privacy Bill Introduced In Washington House

A more expansive alternative to the Washington Senate’s privacy bill is introduced. A stakeholder in the Washington state House of Representatives has unveiled her privacy bill, which may serve as the template for the House’s ultimate position on a number of privacy issues. If so, once again the House and Senate will be at odds … Continue reading Rival Privacy Bill Introduced In Washington House

Sponsors Take A New Run At Privacy Law in Washington State

Perhaps the third time is the charm? Legislators seek to pass a privacy law in Washington state for the third year in a row. A group of Senators in Washington state’s Senate have introduced a slightly altered version of a privacy bill they floated last summer. A committee of jurisdiction will hold a hearing on … Continue reading Sponsors Take A New Run At Privacy Law in Washington State

A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

One of the sponsors of a privacy bill that died earlier this year has reintroduced a modified version with new language in the hopes of passing the bill next year. Washington State Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle) has floated a new draft of privacy legislation in the hopes it will be pass after forerunner bills dying … Continue reading A Washington State Privacy Bill…Rises From The Dead

Privacy Bill Revived and Revised in Washington State

The Washington state legislature is again trying to pass privacy legislation after an effort to do so last session fell short. If passed, this would constitute the second major privacy and data security bill enacted in the U.S. after the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (CCPA) (AB 375) and the revised bill contains significant differences from … Continue reading Privacy Bill Revived and Revised in Washington State