Senator proposes data privacy bill with serious punishments

Senator proposes data privacy bill with serious punishments

Sen. Ron Wyden from Oregon has proposed ’Mind Your Own Business’ legislation he said would bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people’s data privacy. In a reference to Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Wyden said, ’A slap on the wrist from the FTC won’t do the job, so under my bill he’d face jail time for lying to the government’.

porcus 5 months

I would want to see the actual details of the bill before agreeing with it. That said I am a big fan of CEOs being held to serious personal responsibility for the actions of their corporations. Probably wouldn't hold up under judicial review.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 5 months

Sounds good, but what's in it?

Unity.Nat 5 months

I say that is not far enough, Citizen's privacy is soo precious. People should get life in Prison or Capital Punishment for invading one's online privacy. After all, one wrong word said online these days and your entire career is gone. Enough with Multinational corporations and their privacy Meddling.

redhandsbluefaces 5 months

As an Oregonian, I'm cautiously optimistic. Not much good comes from here politically speaking.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 5 months

Okay, what does it say actually. If it is another Biden, the Communist Chinese sock puppet, Patriot Act; then that will be a big NO!

AdamantiumLung 5 months

"Man yells at cloud" American senators proved they weren't tech savvy enough to question Zuckerberg before. It will be interesting watching a retirement home question spock on the machinations of the interwebs again.

Radical Moderate
Radical Moderate 5 months

I'm down.

Mitchell 5 months


J. C.
J. C. 5 months

how can a company face jail time?

Logan 5 months

Show me the bill, then I'll probably support it. Data privacy is something that needs strict punishments.

mcpimpen 5 months

fuck yeah. put them in jail, where they belong.

Mr. Doc
Mr. Doc 5 months

If you want privacy stay off the internet. Period. Online privacy is an oxymoron. Yes, I do think we should prosecute people who we find violating privacy laws, but if you think for two seconds that its going to stop your information from getting out you are just dreaming.

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 5 months

This is actually a good idea, but it's hard to enforce if they manage to put in the terms and conditions, which no one ever reads.

Indo 5 months

Which is worse, the state of the of the world's tech moving around like an old tram or these idiots arguing over who thinks who's right. What a mess !

Fonky Munk
Fonky Munk 5 months

“Stupid authoritarian leftists trying to protect people’s privacy.”

Andrew Montague
Andrew Montague 5 months

Who gets to set the standards by which this is judged? 🤔

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 5 months

Let’s see this bill

David Silverstone
David Silverstone 5 months

Holy shit

Just_Saying 5 months

Wow if we did the same thing to US companies that hire illegal aliens, even if the documents are forged we wouldn’t have to build the damn wall at $10.5+ million per mile.

F T 5 months

You would never ever ever see a republican senator do a proposal like this. NEVER. Not in today's political climate.

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