HB 1655 - DIGEST

Finds that: (1) Washington is a technology leader on a national and global level;

(2) Automated decision systems are rapidly being adopted to make or assist in core decisions in a variety of government and business functions; and

(3) The automated decision systems are often deployed without public knowledge, are unregulated, and vendors selling the systems may require restrictive contractual provisions that undermine government transparency and accountability.

Requires the chief privacy officer to adopt rules regarding the development, procurement, and use of automated decision systems by a public agency.