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A New U.S. Model for Privacy? Comparing the Washington Privacy Act to GDPR, CCPA, and More

By Stacey Gray, Pollyanna Sanderson, and Katelyn Ringrose Download a printable version of this report (pdf). As Congress continues to work toward drafting and passing a comprehensive national privacy law, state legislators are not slowing down. In Washington State, a new comprehensive privacy law is moving quickly: last week, the Washington Privacy Act (SSB 6281) […]

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Child Privacy Protections Compared: California Consumer Privacy Act v. Proposed Washington Privacy Act

As legislatures consider enacting broad consumer privacy legislation, officials must consider whether, and how, to address children’s and teen’s privacy. The leading models for addressing consumer privacy contain language addressing child privacy that differs in significant ways. Many states have introduced legislation that mirrors the framework of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The proposed Washington Privacy Act (SB 6281) has also emerged as an influential framework. CCPA and SB 6281 differ in many respects, including with regard to child privacy. As described below, the frameworks take different approaches to the age of youth protected, the statutory knowledge standards, and the consumer rights granted. 

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Future of Privacy Forum Releases Analysis of Washington Privacy Act

FPF CEO: “Most comprehensive state privacy legislation proposed to date” WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2020 – The Future of Privacy Forum today released an in-depth analysis of the Washington Privacy Act (Washington State Senate Bill 6281), as well as the following statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky about the bill: “The Washington […]

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It’s Raining Privacy Bills: An Overview of the Washington State Privacy Act and other Introduced Bills

By Pollyanna Sanderson (Policy Counsel), Katelyn Ringrose (Christopher Wolf Diversity Law Fellow) & Stacey Gray (Senior Policy Counsel)   Today, on the first day of a rapid-fire 2020 legislative session in the state of Washington, State Senator Carlyle has introduced a new version of the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). Legislators revealed the Act during a live press […]

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Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky on the Washington Privacy Act

WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2020 – Statement by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky regarding the introduction of the Washington Privacy Act (Washington State Senate Bill 6281): “The Washington Privacy Act is the most comprehensive state privacy legislation proposed to date. The bill addresses concerns raised last year and proposes strong consumer protections that […]

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Award-Winning Paper: “Privacy’s Constitutional Moment and the Limits of Data Protection”

For the tenth year, FPF’s annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers program is presenting to lawmakers and regulators award-winning research representing a diversity of perspectives. Among the papers to be honored at an event at the Hart Senate Office Building on February 6, 2020 is Privacy’s Constitutional Moment and the Limits of Data Protection by Woodrow […]

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Comparing Privacy Laws: GDPR v. CCPA

In November 2018, OneTrust DataGuidance and FPF partnered to publish a guide to the key differences between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).  Since then, a series of bills, signed by the California Governor on 11 October 2019, amended the CCPA to exempt from its application […]