We Need A Privacy Czar

The EU has a whole team of privacy guys.  Where's someone like that in the US?  We do have someone there to monitor privacy breaches that occur as a result of the Homeland Protection Act, but that is just the tip of the iceberg, and well, if he's appointed by this administration, how are we supposed to trust him?

With congress finally asking all the Internet companies what they do with the all the info they gather secretly from the consumer, now's the time to take this further. Ars has a good write-up about it here.
As consumers, we should have to "opt-in" and not "opt-out" regarding what data of ourselves gets automatically collected.  We could this trend of info-grab earlier here.