The Washington Privacy Act failed to come to the floor of the state’s House of Representatives for a vote, Government Technology reports. While the bill overwhelmingly passed through the state Senate, it did not successfully make its way through committee. While the bill is not technically dead, Washington Chief Privacy Officer Alex Alben said the rules are not expected to be discussed another time this session. “We built alignment that well-crafted, strong [data privacy] is imperative to consumers and society. Unfortunately, [the] House failed to pass privacy legislation this year. We're committed to 2020,” wrote the bill’s sponsor Sen. Reuben Carlyle, D-Wash., on Twitter.
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