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New consumer protections go into effect on March 1, 2020 - Washington Data Breach Law

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"Responding to trends identified in previous year’s data breach reports, [Attorney General Bob] Ferguson proposed agency-request legislation in 2019 to further protect Washingtonians. House Bill 1071 reduced the deadline to notify consumers and the Attorney General’s Office of a data breach from 45 to 30 days, and expanded the definition of “personally identifiable information” to include:

  • Tax ID numbers
  • Passport numbers
  • Health insurance policy numbers
  • Biometric data, such as fingerprints and DNA profiles
  • Medical history
  • Keys for electronic signatures
  • Student ID numbers
  • Military ID numbers
  • Usernames and email addresses

The bill passed both houses unanimously, and will go into effect March 1, 2020"

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