The significant discrepancies that exist among states with regards to data protection and privacy coupled with the failure of state legislatures to pass appropriate data protection and privacy laws highlights the need for the federal government to step and harmonize the inconsistent patchwork of state laws that govern consumer data protection and privacy. Passing a federal data protection act will not only ensure that zip codes does not determine the degree of data protection or privacy, but it will also ensure the failure of state legislatures to pass the appropriate legislation does not harm consumers.

You can read the full op-ed at the Economic Standard.