A new privacy bill has been proposed in the Washington state legislature. The Washington Privacy Act gives data subjects the right to access, update and correct their personal data, as well as give citizens data portability rights and the ability to object to any use of their data they did not authorize. The law will apply to any company that uses the data of more than 100,000 state citizens or those companies that hold the data of 25,000 people and gain 50 percent of their revenue through the sale of personal data. The bill would go into effect Dec. 31, 2020. Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill backed the bill in front of the Washington State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology.
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