Originally Appeared: The New York Times on December 14, 2018
To the Editor:
Re “Your Apps Know Where You’ve Been, and Can’t Keep a Secret” (front page, Dec. 10):
The internet industry believes that we need a modern American approach to privacy that empowers users and gives them more meaningful control over their data.
We support a federal privacy law that provides people the ability to access, correct, delete and download their data. Moreover, as the article points out, different approaches can leave consumers confused. A nationwide standard is needed to avoid a patchwork of state rules that will leave consumers less protected.