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Concerning state agency collection, use, and retention of biometric identifiers (Smith, Morris, Harmsworth)

Prohibits state agencies from collecting, capturing, purchasing, or otherwise obtaining a biometric identifier unless certain conditions are met.

1st SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The prohibition on disclosing biometric identifiers under the PRA is extended to general authority Washington law enforcement agencies. Agencies are required to create a policy that ensures the agency is minimizing the collection of biometric identifiers to the fewest possible to accomplish the agency mission.

Hearing Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1717&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)