Across the country, many states are introducing legislation to address the nation’s growing concerns about data protection. Unfortunately, a state-by-state approach is a misguided solution that will create a patchwork of inconsistent and confusing policies.
Private information should remain private, even when crossing state lines. We need a national data protection law that protects all Americans equally, provides certainty in consumer protection, and supports the wireless services and devices we rely on daily.
Without a unified, clear, and flexible set of principles that offer consistent privacy protections, we risk a slowdown in technological innovation, and cost increases that could trickle down to our wallets.