Law: Please note this State does not have a general privacy law in effect, you can visit US State Law Tracker to monitor the progress of US State bills.
Regulator: The Washington Attorney General ('AG')
Summary: The Constitution of the State of Washington explicitly recognises an individual's right to privacy. Privacy is also protected amongst the various Torts of Law such as public disclosure of private facts and false light privacy. In addition, the State of Washington has enacted a number of laws that safeguard personal information and an individual's right to privacy. Recently, there has also been proposed legislation which would have strengthened privacy rights for individuals in Washington. In particular, on 5 January 2021, Senate Bill 5062 for the Washington Privacy Act was reintroduced for the third time. In addition, there are a variety of privacy related laws for certain sectors and practices, which either are enforced by the AG or grant consumers a private right of action.