On Wednesday, Democrat Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon is demanding jail term for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he should face serious outcome for letting his social media platform issues with personal data of users.
Senator Wyden told sources that “Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy. I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is everything from financial fines to – and let me underline this – the possibility of a prison term.”
“He hurt a lot of people,” said Mr. Wyden, who has introduced a bill in 2018, which would offer the United States Federal Trade Commission powers to penalize firms that violate users’ data privacy, reported source.
Senator Wyden continued, “In financial services, if the CEO and the executives lie about the financials, they can be held personally accountable.”
In July, the United States FTC has slapped a massive $5 billion fine on the social media giant over user’s privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, along with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) directing the social networking platform to pay $100 million fine for making deceptive disclosures regarding the risk of misuse of user data.
Apart from record-breaking $5 billion penalty, Facebook was directed to submit a new sweeping restriction and a revised corporate structure, which can hold the company accountable for the decisions it makes about its users’ privacy.
There have been several incidents recorded after the Cambridge Analytica Episode where Facebook granted series of privacy lapses, including the latest admission that it misdirected millions of users’ passwords on Instagram and “unintentionally” uploading emails of around 1.5 million of its new users.