Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Security Breaches by State and Local Agencies: Recent Changes to the Public Records Act

september 2019 bar bulletin

By Karen Sutherland

The Legislature recently made changes to RCW § 42.56.590, “Personal Information — Notice of Security Breaches,” which applies to state agencies that own, license or maintain data that contain personal information. 

By way of background, RCW § 42.56.590 is part of the Public Records Act (“PRA”), which codifies laws relating to public records retained by state and local agencies.1 The changes to RCW § 42.56.590, which become effective on March 1, 2020, expand the scope of personal information that is covered by the statute and require more detail in the notification of the security breach, among...

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