“Washington state residents would gain new rights to file lawsuits over data violations under an amended version of privacy legislation approved by a House technology committee,” reports Bloomberg Law’s Daniel R. Stoller, Esq.

“The House Innovation, Technology, Economic Development Committee approved the new version of the bill on a 6-3 vote.”

“The amendment, by committee chairman Zack Hudgins (D), would make it a per se violation of Washington consumer protection law to breach the privacy requirements. That would effectively allow state residents to attempt to hold companies accountable directly, rather than rely on state officials to act against them.”

Details from Bloomberg Law.