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Congress Should Make Privacy Measures a Top Priority, Poll Shows

  • US still lacks a federal privacy statute, leaving it to states
  • Demand for privacy law echoes calls from tech, telecom firms
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Most American parents want Congress to pass online privacy legislation, especially to protect children, according to a poll by digital advocacy group Trusted Future.

In a survey of 992 respondents with at least one child under the age of 17, about 63% said that if they could choose one priority for Congress, it would be to increase privacy protections.