New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said as she proposed creating a new federal agency, Data Protection Agency, that would be responsible for protecting online user privacy. The U.S. is one of the few developed nations that does not have a third-party privacy watchdog. “As the data privacy crisis looms larger over the everyday lives of Americans, the government has a responsibility to step forward and give Americans meaningful protection over their data and how it’s being used.” (The Hill — February 13, 2020)