As people’s lives increasingly take place in the digital realm, concern is growing about how private companies and government entities store and use sensitive data. These anxieties have led to demands that state legislatures pass data privacy laws. In 2021, a Morning Consult poll showed 86% of Democrats and 81% of Republicans said passing a federal data privacy standard should be a priority for Congress.
Despite this rare bipartisan agreement in an increasingly polarized political climate, Congress has failed to pass such a data privacy law. Earlier this year, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-RI) introduced the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA), which has serious flaws but