Block grants and unfunded mandates are two government budgetary practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
Federal and state governments have tried to change budget rules to control government spending. Budget rules have also been used to impose fiscal discipline.
Consumers should control the extent to which their personal information may be collected, analyzed, shared, scraped, and sold.
Privacy protections should be embedded into products and services.
Organizations (including private companies, nonprofits, and government entities) should clearly communicate:
Policymakers should conduct oversight on data brokers to ensure transparency and accountability. Data brokers should be required to register with a regulator.
Policymakers should protect against the misuse of data, including:
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that organizations effectively protect against unauthorized access to or misuse of personal information.