One way or another, we’ll know soon enough.
The session ends Thursday, so let’s keep the pressure on just in case they’re thinking of shenanigans — and keep laying the groundwork for next session by advocating for the bill we really want:
Updated around 12:30 am, March 5, with a late-night update and typo and emoji fixes. The next vote is in the House. When we did our February 14 💘Update, Reps. Slatter and Berg’s Foundational Data Privacy Act, HB 1850 was a potentially-promising replacement for Sen. Carlyle’s Bad Washington Privacy Act, SB 5062👎🏽. But that’s old news. After … Read more
There are so many versions of privacy bills floating around that it can be challenging to know which is which. Here’s a short description of three key bills in Washington’s 2022 session. ACLU of Washington’s Bill Comparison Chart has a high-level comparison. 💜 HB 1433, the People’s Privacy Act 💜, sponsored by Rep. Shelley Kloba … Read more
Washington’s legislature is trying to pass the weak, industry-backed Bad Washington Privacy Act for the fourth year in a row, as well as a different bill advanced from the House. Whether together or separate, these bills only protect people’s privacy in theory, not in practice. The bills: The Bad Washington Privacy Act (SB 5062) … Read more
Washington’s legislature is trying to pass the weak, industry-backed Bad Washington Privacy Act for the fourth year in a row, as well as a different bill advanced from the House. Legislators seem to have agreed that either both bills pass, or none will. Whether together or separate, these bills theoretically protect people’s privacy, but don’t … Read more
Email sent to the members of the Washington State House of Representatives, February 15, about an op-ed published on February 14. Speaker Jinkins, Minority Leader Wilcox, and Members of the House of Representatives, I am writing in response to yesterday’s misleading op-ed published in the Seattle Times, where Michael Schutzler of Washington Technology Industry Alliance … Read more
A quick roundup on where the Washington legislature is on privacy bills: ❓ HB 1850, the Foundational Data Privacy Act ❓ is in the House 💰 Appropriations 💰 committee. The bill is NTIB (Necessary To Impement Budget), so the usual deadlines don’t apply. Representatives Slatter and Berg, the bill’s sponsors, are working with legislators, activists, … Read more
WA People’s Privacy Network was one of the 20+ organizations that signed on to this letter, sent today to Speaker Jinkins, Minority Leader Wilcox, and the members of Washington’s House of Representatives. Dear Speaker Jinkins, Minority Leader Wilcox, and Members of the House of Representatives, We, the Tech Equity Coalition, alongside organizations representing diverse communities … Read more
Will the Foundational Data Privacy Act (HB 1850) protect people — or corporations?