Facebook and Twitter bosses could be jailed in Britain for Data Privacy


If those heading companies like Facebook and Twitter fail to protect their user data in Britain, then there is a chance that they might be sentenced to a jail term for a specific period in the year 2020.

Yes, this is what is going to be brought up by the government of the UK early this year and the bill is said to help regulate social media in the UK.

In January 2020 the government of the UK will publish its response about the bill after consulting a few more issues with the think tanks and will issue a regulatory for the social media companies to follow if they want to continue doing business in the UK after Brexit.

And as a part of the regulatory, the tech giant bosses need to follow some rules or face penalties or even a prison sentence if they fail to go by the statutory guidelines monitored by Britain’s Ofcom.

News is out that any data breach will make the senior management of tech companies liable for prosecution under which they can be sentenced to a 10-40 day imprisonment statement if their company fails to protect user data.

Furthermore, all technology firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google will be asked to appoint a director who has to be based in Britain and will be accountable to all data breaches.

Currently, tougher measures such as blocking sensitive content to a certain section of internet users or an entire region have been sidelined due to reasons. However, censoring X-rated content, especially that which encourages crimes against children and content which puts a dent to national security will be manifested.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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