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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:43 PM

Seeking compromise on data privacy, Democrats found controversy

OLYMPIA One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative session revolves around a bill putting new rules in place regarding data privacy and facial recognition technology.

And the intrigue deepened Wednesday when state Senate Bill 5376 failed to receive a vote in the House by a 5 p.m. deadline for action on non-budget policy bills.

Its dead. Its really tragic after about a year of work on this, said Sen. Guy Palumbo, D-Maltby, a co-sponsor. We would have been leaders if we had adopted this. This is a classic case of the perfect being the enemy of the good.

Maybe its not dead dead. Powerful voices in the Legislature and influential forces outside Olympia want it and that can often be enough to keep it alive until lawmakers adjourn.

Read more: https://www.heraldnet.com/news/seeking-compromise-on-data-privacy-dems-found-controversy/

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