States Are Moving on Privacy Bills. Over 4 in 5 Voters Want Congress to Prioritize Protection of Online Data
As more states introduce and consider their own data privacy bills, public support for Congress to pass a national standard is holding strong, with 83 percent of voters saying it should be a “top” or “important, but lower” congressional priority this year.
When it comes to regulating data privacy, voters place similar amounts of responsibility on federal and state lawmakers, as well as federal regulators. While 72 percent of voters said Congress is either “very responsible” or “somewhat responsible” for regulating how companies collect, store and share personal information, 79 percent said the same for federal agencies and 75 percent for state governments.