US senator working on bill that would jail CEOs for user privacy violations

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Oregon Democrat Senator Ron Wyden is working on a bill that would bolster US consumer privacy rights, bring them to the level of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and even take protections one step further by jailing executives at big companies for lying or not reporting privacy violations.

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The new bill –named the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA)— is only a draft for the time being, but Sen. Wyden has published a working version, asking for the public’s feedback.

In its current state, the CDPA would grant the Federal Trade Commission new powers when enforcing consumer privacy rights.

For starters, the bill would establish minimum privacy and cybersecurity standards that companies would be


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