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 League, ACLU of Washington, WA People’s Privacy, Cedar River Clinics, patients, and privacy advocates all supported the original version of the bill. But industry lobbyists weakened it in the House, and are trying to weaken it more in the Senate. So we’re asking the Senate to strengthen and as pass it.
The most effective way to ask your legislators to strengthen and pass My Health My Data is to contact them directly. How to contact your legislators about My Health My Data (HB 1155) has detailed instructions for how to do that using the legislative phone hotline (or TDD for hearing-impaired people), the web form on the legislature’s site, or email.
Once you’ve contacted your legislators directly, please also sign on to this letter! We’ll be sending it to the Senate before their upcoming vote later this week, and then to the House once they start looking at the bill again. And please share this link with your friends, family, and acquaintances as well, and ask them to take action!
Note: If you don’t see a form below, it’s probably because of your privacy settings. Here’s the letter, and you can sign on either with the CryptPad Form (a privacy-friendly version of Google Forms) or you can try the Google Form link here.