On September 9, Senator Reuven Carlyle (D-WA) presented an updated draft of the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), suggesting that the WPA will be up for consideration in Washington State’s 2021 legislative session. The next legislative session is scheduled to convene on January 11, 2021, at which point the fate of the WPA will again be in the hands of the Washington State Legislature’s Senate and House of Representatives. By introducing the WPA draft into the 2021 legislative session, this will be Washington’s third attempt to pass a comprehensive state-level privacy law after the bill died in the legislature for two consecutive years.

Please see our recent client alert for an overview of Senator Carlyle’s proposed draft of the WPA.