Future Data Privacy Penalties May Include Prison Time
Law360 (March 1, 2019, 3:08 PM EST) -- As Congress is considering various national data privacy and security legislation, it may be changing the game when it comes to penalties, moving beyond hitting companies with monetary fines to also include jail time.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed draft legislation in November that calls for prison sentences of up to 20 years for executives whose companies mishandle consumers’ data. His office has indicated that he will likely formally introduce it again this year. The proposed Consumer Data Protection Act was intended to mirror penalties imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on high-level managers who certify that financial reports are accurate, when they in...
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