Lydia De La Torre wrote an op-ed for The Mercury News and East Bay Times calling for politicians to better regulate and protect data.

“Political parties and their consultants routinely acquire voter registration databases from the states and merge them with data from data brokers, the U.S. census, and elsewhere, to create massive databases that score every American based on their individual beliefs on topics such as immigration, hunting, abortion rights, and government spending.

We do not know much about what politicians and their consultants do with our data, and there are little meaningful restrictions that apply to them under the law. The current legal framework is an inefficient patchwork of privacy laws that, in most cases, does not even apply to candidates, political campaigns, or political parties.”