A coalition of advocacy groups has released a proposal to create a federal data protection agency to regulate businesses’ use of personal data, ABC News reports. The new agency would supplant the Federal Trade Commission in terms of enforcement capabilities. "Privacy advocates are fed up with the FTC and with Washington failing to reign in the immense power the big data giants hold," Center for Digital Democracy Executive Director Jeffrey Chester said. The groups’ proposal clashes with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s plan to give the FTC more enforcement authority, as well as create a single U.S. privacy law.
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