DWT attorney Rachel Marmor contributed to a recent article analyzing the proposed Washington Privacy Act (WPA) which would provide enhanced data and privacy protections to Washington state residents.

Additionally, the WPA would require controllers to conduct data protection assessments when processing personal data and conduct an additional data protection assessment any time there is a change in the processing that materially increases the risk to consumers.

Furthermore, the WPA places requirements on data controllers to be transparent with consumers, limit the collection of personal to what is reasonably necessary and for controllers to ensure their collection of personal data is adequate, relevant and limited to the purposes which are disclosed to the consumer.