Enforce privacy laws via
existing, not new, agency
Re: “Silicon Valley lawmakers propose federal privacy agency” (Mercurynews.com, Nov. 5):
I read with concern the referenced Mercury News article. While I don’t debate that we have a consumer privacy problem and that we should consider legislation, I see that once again our elected lawmakers seek to create yet another federal agency.
And while Congresswomen Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo cite California’s state agency proposal for the same consumer protection as justification for a federal one, I see the opposite – why have two redundant agencies? And why not look at utilizing existing agencies like FTC, FCC and the recently formed Consumer Protection Agency to enforce any new legislation?
We should evaluate and find resources in existing agencies not providing value or providing outdated value. We should reprioritize, repurpose and reorganize existing agencies and enforce privacy legislation without adding to our exploding $23 trillion debt. This approach has proven successful many times over in the private sector.
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