A new federal bureaucracy, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), has been proposed to completely revamp how the U.S. government regulates data collection and misuse by big tech companies. However, while privacy experts call the agency a “good first step,” they remain skeptical about how effective it would be once enforced.
Enforcing the regulation of data collection in the U.S. should have been done long ago because the country’s technology and the way it developed shouldn’t be an excuse not to have a proper means to work on data protection. The conception that a country such as the United States is the safest in the world if we talk about cybersecurity and data security, it’s far from where it should be. Although there are improvements in the field, many gaps are still complicated to fill. We’ll see how this proposed Data Protection Agency will work for the best cybersecurity in the United States.