Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, introduced Data Protection Act 2020 on Thursday to help protect US citizen data. The proposed law will create Data protection authority (DPA), a new federal agency focused on data privacy and fair and transparent practices.
"The United States needs a new approach to safeguarding privacy and protecting data," Gillibrand said in a press release on Thursday. "We cannot allow our freedoms to be trampled on by private companies that value people's profits and the Data Protection Authority will do it with the expertise and resources to create and implement. meaningfully enforce data protection and digital rights rules. "
Like other agencies, the DPA will have its own director appointed by the president and be confirmed by the Senate. The proposing agency will be able to initiate investigations, subpoenas for testimony or documents, and propose rules and orders to enforce federal privacy law.
DPA will have three core missions, according to Gillibrand:
- Give Americans control and protection of their own data by creating and enforcing data protection rules.
- Maintain the most advanced, most successful technology …