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threatpost: Privacy Experts Skeptical of Proposed Data Protection Agency

Anna Dement
February 14, 2020

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Perspective from our Principal Security Architect, Fausto Oliveira

A new Data Protection Agency would overhaul federal regulation efforts around data privacy – but experts are skeptical that the U.S. government can get it right.

Fausto Oliveira, principal security architect at Acceptto, told Threatpost that he is “reticent to endorse new agencies that can lead to efforts being duplicated or ineffective due to lack of expertise and manpower.” One big red flag, said Oliveira, is that the proposal around the DPA lacks important details  that are critical when regulating privacy.

“I think this is a positive step forward to bring the US in alignment to what is being done worldwide to protect consumer rights,”  Oliveira said. “However, I don’t see any recommendations for the size of fine, how those fines would be applied and how the money gathered from those fines would be re-used, I think those are crucial items when publishing a bill to create a new data protection agency. I would definitely welcome more level of detail before pronouncing further on the effectiveness of such a law.”

Read the full article at Threatpost website.

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