New York Senator Proposes a Federal 'Data Protection Agency'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduces latest bill to tackle consumer privacy

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants the United States government more involved in protecting digital privacy, and she wants to create a new federal agency to do it.

Gillibrand (D-NY) proposed legislation Thursday to create a Data Protection Agency at the federal level. In an outline of her proposal, published on the official Senate Medium account, Gillibrand said the independent federal agency “would serve as a ‘referee’ to define, arbitrate, and enforce rules” related to protecting personal data.

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