As large technology companies are under increasing scrutiny, a Democratic Senator is also seeking to hold some individuals accountable, especially the chief executive officer of public companies. That company.
Recently, Ron Wyden, a senior Senator from Oregon, told Willamette Week that he believes Facebook's CEO will face the consequences of privacy breaches of a billion-dollar social network. In addition, Ron also said that Zuckerberg "should be imprisoned". He said: "Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to Americans about his privacy. I think he has personal responsibility, financially and even imprisonment for hurting so many people. in the world. There is a precedent for this: in the financial sector, if the CEO and the CEO cheated on finance, they could be held responsible. "
Senator Ron Wyden.
Currently, Facebook has not answered any questions related to this issue.
The punishment with Zuckerberg is likely to follow the User Data Protection Act that Ron is in the process of building. The bill is aimed at imposing criminal penalties on senior executives, including severe fines and severe imprisonment if their company misuses US user data. Accordingly, violating executives can face up to 20 years in prison and up to $ 5 million in personal fines.
As the co-founder and CEO of social networking site Facebook with the participation of billions of people around the globe, Mark Zuckerberg is undoubtedly regarded as an amazingly powerful figure.
According to business professor, self-made millionaire Scott Galloway of New York University, that makes the Facebook owner the most dangerous person in the world. This is his comment when discussing the messaging service integration plan of Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Galloway said: "It is terrifying that an individual can decide algorithms for services involving billions of people, regardless of his or her intentions."
In July, Facebook was fined a record $ 5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for violating user privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that leaked the personal information of millions. In 2016, Facebook also had to pay a fine of US $ 100 million to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a mistake in the Cambridge Analytica case.
Ron is not the first Senator to propose Zuckerberg to jail. Earlier this year, Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Senator, published the Corporate Responsibility Responsibility Act, extending criminal liability to executives of any company with more than 1 annual revenue 1 billion dollars if the entity is found guilty of a breach affecting the health, safety, finances or personal data of a certain percentage of the population.
Meanwhile, on September 3, the Washington Post reported that the US judiciary was preparing to announce something new for the search giant Google.