IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher authored an op-ed published by The Seattle Times about the need for Congress to pass legislation that will protect the privacy of all internet-using Americans, while eliminating the chaos that would be created by a patchwork of state privacy laws. An excerpt:

Since long before the internet became a facet of everyday life, Americans have insisted on privacy protections for their personal information. And now that our digital and real-world lives have merged, rules for consumer data privacy in the online world are essential.

Americans may not understand the nitty-gritty of internet governance, but they know what they expect from their online experience. A recent poll commissioned by the Internet Innovation Alliance showed that 72% of Americans support a single nationwide data privacy law for the protection of internet users.

Read the full article here.

Originally published at The Seattle Times