Our nation’s tech laws are way behind. Policy hasn’t caught up with how our digital world works. That means you don’t have full control over your data. Instead, companies set the rules of the road on their platforms. That’s why we need a national consumer data privacy law to put you back in charge of your personal information. Privacy should be the default when we go online or use apps. While we fall behind, the Europeans are setting global standards for privacy. I authored legislation to provide a strong federal privacy standard. I will continue educating my colleagues on the importance of this policy and working to pass policy so Americans will be rule makers, not rule takers on the international stage.