Cybersecurity » House Cybersecurity Bill Trades Liability Protection For "Sharing"

House Cybersecurity Bill Trades Liability Protection For "Sharing"

April 23, 2015

A bill that would extend liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks was passed by an overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives, with 355 lawmakers voting in favor of the measure. Privacy advocates fear the bill could lead to more surveillance, but lawmakers remain optimistic the law will pass in the Senate, possibly with some adjustments to increase privacy protections, and be signed into law. Known as the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015, the law would use DHS as an intermediary for sharing information on data breaches.

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