Emailed to Gov. Inslee’s Policy staff, and submitted via the contact form, on April 24.
The Senate passed an amended version of My Health My Data 27-21 on April 5. Sen. Mullet proposed multiple amendments to weaken the bill, as did several Republicans; all failed. In the final vote, all the Democrats except for Sen. Mullet voted yes; Sen. Mullet and all the Republicans voted no. Here’s the letter we … Read more
My Health My Data (HB 1155) provides strong privacy protections for Washingtonians’ health data. It blocks apps, websites, and advertisers from collecting and sharing Washingtonians’ health data without their consent, and requires a signed authorization for data brokers to buy or sell our health data. Pro-Choice Washington, Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, Legal Voice, Gender Justice … Read more
My Health My Data (HB 1155) safeguards Washington residents’ personal medical data and prevents it from being sold to bounty hunters, data brokers, and law enforcement. Pro-Choice Washington, Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates; Gender Justice League, Legal Voice, and ACLU of Washington all support this bill. The original version of the bill was very strong, but … Read more
The Washington legislature is in session from January 9 – April 23 and there are some exciting privacy and tech justice bills on the table.
A letter sent by over two dozen Washington residents, December 27, 2022
The Washington state legislature adjourned for the session today without taking any action on the Bad Washington Privacy Act, SB 5062. It’s a huge win for Washingtonians’ privacy! This is the fourth year in a row that the Tech Equity Coalition members and grassroots activists have kept big tech lobbyists from writing the rules on … Read more
With only three days left in the session, tech lobbyists are making a last-ditch effort to pass the Bad Washington Privacy Act! Just this morning, a new amendment to SB 5062 was published, undoing the improvements the House had made earlier in the session. And there’s just enough time left in the session for the … Read more
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: