The Washington State Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 5376 and will now move to the state's House of Representatives for consideration, The Seattle Times reports. The Washington Privacy Act would require companies to reveal the data they possess on state citizens, as well as allow data subjects to make requests for any inaccurate data to be corrected. SB 5376 also has provisions to restrict the use of facial-recognition technology by companies and law enforcement. “We have an expectation and a right to privacy in the public square, as well as our homes,” said Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Wash., who sponsored the bill. Editor's Note: IAPP Westin Fellow Mitchell Noordyke, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, analyzed last week's state Senate hearing on the proposed Washington legislation.
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