Privacy Work Group



Purpose and Scope

The rise of the data economy has policymakers, industry experts, economists and consumers considering the implications of data privacy policy on business and society. The growth in internet, mobile and social network connectivity has greatly increased the amount of personally identifiable data consumers generate and share with companies and other third parties. With new laws in many states and the passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses and governments are now being required to adjust to a more complex regulatory regime. New policies will define how consumers protect their data and how businesses and governments operate in the future.

NCSL is a policy leader in data privacy at the state and federal levels. In August 2019 as part of its annual Legislative Summit, NCSL adopted a new directive on data privacy aimed at ensuring regular and meaningful consultation between states and federal lawmakers as Congress attempts to draft federal data privacy legislation. NCSL will continue to play a major role in guiding states on principles to consider when crafting privacy policy to protect consumers and create clear standards for third parties. As such, NCSL plans to create a privacy working group and involve the members and private sector sponsors of the Task Force on Cybersecurity.

The Privacy Working Group will examine policy issues including consumer data privacy, algorithms, government data usage, transparency, big data, law enforcement issues, and intersections between data privacy and cybersecurity.


NCSL Contacts: Pam Greenberg (Denver)  Susan Parnas Frederick (D.C.) 

Members by States

Representative Domingo DeGrazia
Representative Stephen Meeks
Brandon Bjerke
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
Senator Robert Rodriguez
Senator Whitney Westerfield
Monique Appeaning
Representative Angelo J. Puppolo
Representative Kristin Bahner
Representative Steve Elkins
Representative Jim Nash
Representative Katie Sullivan
Senator Nicole J. Cannizzaro
New York
Senator Diane J. Savino
North Carolina
Representative Jason Saine
Representative Josh West
Sean McSpaden
Rhode Island
Senator Louis P. DiPalma
South Carolina
Senator Thomas C. Alexander
South Dakota
Senator Jim Stalzer
Representative Giovanni Capriglione
Senator Sharon Brown
Representative Shelley Kloba



Cybersecurity Task Force and Privacy Work Group Partners

  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • AT&T
  • BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA)
  • CTIA-The Wireless Association
  • Equifax
  • Google
  • NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
  • NEC
  • Oracle
  • RELX



Please contact NCSL staff for information about sponsorship levels and benefits. 

Work Products

Legislator Privacy Guide and Glossary of Privacy Terms, Nov. 2021



Upcoming Meetings

Location and date TBD

Past Meetings

July 31, 2022 | Denver | Agenda

Session slides and resources are available here

May 19-20, 2022 | Seattle | Agenda 

Session Resources:

Al, Algorithms and Trust

Privacy and Data Sharing Agreements

Spotlight on Utah Consumer Privacy Act

The Internet of Things and the Internet of Bodies

Privacy Summit, Alexandria, Va. | Sept. 22-24, 2021 | Agenda (with presentations and handouts)

NCSL Resources


Virtual Meeting, March 19, 2021 | Agenda


Privacy Week Virtual Meeting, Sept. 19-21, 2020 | Resources 

Additional Resources