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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced the Data Protection Act, which would create a federal data protection agency whose scope would be on par with that of similar agencies overseas. The bill "specifically takes issue with 'take-it-or-leave-it' provisions, notably websites that compel a user to 'agree' to allowing cookies with no way to opt-out," writes Zack Whittaker.

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