New York Assembly Member Grace Meng (D-22) introduced A.B. 8566, which would prohibit businesses from requiring consumers to provide personal identifying information when making purchases in a store.

A.B. 8566 would prevent businesses from requiring consumers to provide an email address, telephone number, or other personal information that is not necessary and essential to pay for a purchase if the purchase was made in person.

While this would not directly impact survey and opinion researchers, it could reduce the ability to conduct customer satisfaction studies by limiting the number of customers who make available their contact information.