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Washington D.C. takes a leaf from GDPR book, introduces new data privacy bill

March 27, 2019

The US capital region is on track to implement new regulations akin to the EU’s GDPR, the local government of Washington D.C. said in a press release. The law seeks to expand protections for residents’ personal data and includes new compliance requirements for entities handling data of D.C. residents.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine says D.C. residents have been among those recently hit by some of the most serious data breaches in history. The Equifax breach alone, which exposed personal information of over 143 million people, affected 350,000 District residents, he said.

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