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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Lawmakers move to limit companies that trade data


January 22, 2020

Washington lawmakers have proposed groundbreaking legislation that aims to give consumers more control over their digitally collected personal data and image.

Senate Bill 6281, or the Washington Privacy Act, would allow consumers to access, correct, delete and easily transfer their personal data collected and controlled by companies.

Specifically, the bill would apply to companies that process the personal data of 100,000 consumers or more or derive over 50 percent of gross revenue from the sale of personal data and processes the personal data of at least 25,000 consumers.

One of the bill’s 16 co-sponsors, Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle, said consumers should also have the right to op...

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