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HB 1493 - Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data - Washington Key Vote

Timothy Sheldon voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (37-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that regulates collection of biometric identifiers for commercial use.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits collecting biometric data for commercial purposes without providing notice, obtaining consent, or providing a mechanism to prevent subsequent use (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that biometric data refers to measurable biological or behavioral characteristics unique to an individual, such as a fingerprint, voiceprint, or eye retina (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits biometric data from being used or disclosed in a way inconsistent with the original terms under which it was provided, unless new consent is obtained (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the sale, lease, or disclosure of biometric data for a commercial purpose without an individual's consent so long as that data is (Sec. 2):

    • Necessary in providing a product or service sought by an individual;

    • Necessary in a financial transaction that an individual requested or authorized;

    • Required or expressly authorized under a federal or state statute or court order;

    • Made to a third party with specified restrictions; or

    • Made to prepare for litigation or for the purpose of judicial process.

  • Requires an entity in possession of biometric data to guard against unauthorized access to it and adhere to the state’s retention limitations (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the collection of biometric data without an individual’s consent if doing so is for a security purpose such as preventing shoplifting, fraud, or theft of intangible or tangible goods or services (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that nothing in this bill limits the authority of law enforcement officers acting within the scope of their job (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the Attorney Gender to bring an action under the Consumer Protection Act in order to restrain and prevent violations of this bill (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that biometric data does not include physical or digital photographs, video or audio recordings, or an individual’s health care history (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that regulates collection of biometric identifiers for commercial use.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits collecting biometric data for commercial purposes without providing notice, obtaining consent, or providing a mechanism to prevent subsequent use (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that biometric data refers to measurable biological or behavioral characteristics unique to an individual, such as a fingerprint, voiceprint, or eye retina (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits biometric data from being used or disclosed in a way inconsistent with the original terms under which it was provided, unless new consent is obtained (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the sale, lease, or disclosure of biometric data for a commercial purpose without an individual's consent so long as that data is (Sec. 2):

    • Necessary in providing a product or service sought by an individual;

    • Necessary in a financial transaction that an individual requested or authorized;

    • Required or expressly authorized under a federal or state statute or court order;

    • Made to a third party with specified restrictions; or

    • Made to prepare for litigation or for the purpose of judicial process.

  • Requires an entity in possession of biometric data to guard against unauthorized access to it and adhere to the state’s retention limitations (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes the collection of biometric data without an individual’s consent if doing so is for a security purpose such as preventing shoplifting, fraud, or theft of intangible or tangible goods or services (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that nothing in this bill limits the authority of law enforcement officers acting within the scope of their job (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes the Attorney Gender to bring an action under the Consumer Protection Act in order to restrain and prevent violations of this bill (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that biometric data does not include physical or digital photographs, video or audio recordings, or an individual’s health care history (Sec. 3).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Regulates Commercial Use of Biometric Data

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