IT’S NOT THE LAW (05/04/2021)

After much fanfare, support by Florida’s governor, and passage of conflicting versions in the state House and Senate, the Florida legislature adjourned without a final vote on a proposed privacy bill, which would have been the third enacted in the U.S. The House included a private right of action while the Senate did not. The House then failed to vote on the revised bill, leaving the state with no new legislation.

Washington State also saw its privacy bill fail – for the third year in a row. As in Flordia, the state House and Senate failed to agree on private lawsuits.

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