Volume 91 Issue 17 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 29, 2013

House Approves Cybersecurity Bill

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: cybersecurity, cyber threat information, privacy lawsuits

The House of Representatives passed a broad cybersecurity bill (H.R. 624) on April 18 that would allow U.S. intelligence agencies to share information on cyber threats with private businesses. It would also protect companies from privacy lawsuits if they voluntarily share cyber threat information with each other and with the government. Federal law currently bars intelligence agencies from sharing classified cyber threat information with companies. Chemical industry trade associations and other . . .

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