Vox reports U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reintroduced her Data Protection Act, which would create a federal privacy regulator that absorbs the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's privacy enforcement powers. In addition to previously proposed responsibilities, the new agency would review the privacy implications of mergers that include transferring the data of at least 50,000 users. The bill also contains some limits on data collection and usage practices while prohibiting reidentification of deidentified data. Editor's note: IAPP Legal Research Fellow Cathy Cosgrove previously analyzed the 2020 version of the Data Protection Act.
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