Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 16 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a petition to appeal the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to rescind net neutrality rules.
Dec 14 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on today's Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality.  
Oct 31 2016
Nearly half a million Washingtonians had their personal information compromised as a result of data breaches between July of 2015 and July of this year, according to a report issued today by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The release coincides with National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Sep 6 2016
SEATTLE — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced Seattle-based Julep Beauty, Inc. and its owner Jane Park, will pay $3 million for using deceptive “negative option” marketing tactics to lure consumers into signing up for recurring boxes of Julep products, and then making it very difficult to cancel their subscriptions. Today’s announcement covers deceptive practices that occurred between 2012 and 2015.
Aug 1 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against cable television and Internet giant Comcast Corporation in King County Superior Court, alleging the company’s own documents reveal a pattern of illegally deceiving their customers to pad their bottom line by tens of millions of dollars.
Jul 27 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the successful conclusion of the first enforcement action in the nation against a crowdfunded project that didn’t follow through on its promise to backers.
Apr 13 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation strengthening the state’s data breach notification law passed the state Senate, 47 to 0.
Feb 26 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today endorsed the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to preserve net neutrality and protect the open Internet. 
Feb 7 2015
OLYMPIA -- Insurance giant Anthem announced on Feb. 5 that up to 80 million consumers nationwide may be affected by a data breach of current and former customers’ names, social security numbers, contact information and birthdates. It does not appear that any health information was obtained.
Feb 4 2015
OLYMPIA — Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plan to ensure net neutrality.