Senate and House dispute kills data privacy bill
March 18, 2020
Groundbreaking data privacy legislation designed to give consumers more access and control over their own digital data died on last Thursday, even though it had been passed in both the House and Senate.
That’s because the two chambers couldn’t agree on how the proposed law should be enforced.
Senate Bill 6281, sponsored by Sen. Rueven Carlyle, D-Seattle, would allow consumers to access, correct and even delete their own personal data possessed by large-scale data collecting companies like Facebook or Microsoft. The bill would even allow individuals to opt out of targeted ads.
Under the original Senate version, the attorney general was given authority to enforce the law on behalf of co...