Criminalizing Consumer Data Misuse

A privacy-focused US senator is introducing sweeping legislation imposing sharp penalties on companies and executives who fail to protect consumer data, bringing additional pressure to bear on the tech industry. The bill, known as the Mind Your Own Business Act, threatens to put top executives behind bars for up to 20 years if their companies are caught lying to authorities about having misused Americans’ personal information. It also . . . .

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See also tax, big tech, FTC, Facebook, Wyden, privacy, California, Oregon

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