Wyden pitches jail time, billions in fines for online privacy violators with ‘Do Not Track’ bill
Privacy breaches that expose social media profiles, bank accounts, online photos and personal internet activity have become endemic.
Incensed, Oregon’s senior U.S. senator is pitching jail time and billions in fines for companies or executives who enable such breaches.
To Sen. Ron Wyden, the privacy failures are analogous to the corporate fraud and accounting scandals behind the collapse of Enron and WorldCom. So Wyden wants new federal privacy protections analogous to the rules that govern corporate executives’ conduct.
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