Guiding Principles and a Legislative Checklist for Consumer Privacy Regulation
State legislatures are now tackling consumers’ digital privacy. Given the Internet’s inherently international character, a federal bill setting a national standard for digital privacy would be ideal. Yet, in the absence of federal legislation, state governments are seeking to address consumer privacy. Unfortunately, overly broad and burdensome regulatory obligations pose a real and immediate risk to digital innovation. Ensuring a globally robust market requires balancing consumer privacy and legitimate information exchange between consumers and digital-services companies.