Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for Data Protection Agency

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calls for Data Protection Agency

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has unveiled a new proposal for digital privacy legislation. Announcing the bill, Gillibrand named Google and Facebook as just a couple of the tech companies that have capitalized on users’ data. ’These companies have built major empires of data with information about our private lives’, Gillibrand wrote while detailing her EU-styled Data Protection Agency.

IvoryDove 3 months

"Create a whole new federal agency full of new federal employees who are in a union, get great pay and benefits". All this to avoid having existing federal employees at the FTC do their job. The problem isn't lack of an agency. The problem is that big tech dumps tons of money into our political system to protect them from government oversight. The solution is to limit campaign donations to registered voters in the district of the campaign, limit personal donations to $5k /year and eliminate the source of the corruption directly.

mantico 3 months

I agree with this but she takes a lot of her money from the pharmaceutical industry. So I can’t help but wonder if she’s actually genuine with this or this is just to appease voters to help her get re-elected.

BumperCar 3 months

I wouldn't mind putting a leash on the silicon valley giant. One or a hundred.

Jon 3 months

Doesnt matter, dead in Senate. Add it to the hundreds of other pieces if legislation DOA. Moscow mitch

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Something smells... can't quite put my finger on it.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 3 months

I agree with this.

michael zubas
michael zubas 3 months

Bringing Net Neutrality back would help a lot.

Funva 3 months

This is a no brainer and must be passed. Citizens must have data rights, and absolute control of their data and the use of it. This includes any data already collected or in historical backups, government or private corporations.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 3 months

they should be treated like landlords

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