GeekWire reports Washington state legislators will propose a new data privacy law next year. The Senate passed the Washington Privacy Act earlier this year; however, the bill did not make it past the House of Representatives. According to the draft bill obtained by GeekWire, the revamped law will give citizens enhanced data rights, establish new transparency requirements for companies processing personal data, and provide new rules for facial recognition technology. “The guiding principles are very similar but I made a real effort to listen to some of the concerns about the need for tighter definitions, the need for clearer lines around enforcement,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Wash., the bill’s sponsor.
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