Sens. Strengthen Privacy Protections In Cybersecurity Bill

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT) -- Five U.S. senators unveiled revamped cybersecurity legislation Thursday, strengthening privacy protections and dropping their call for mandatory, federally regulated security standards in an effort to win broader support for their initiative.

Since introducing the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 in February, the bi-partisan group — comprising Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Tom Carper, D-Del. — have faced criticism.

Republicans have taken issue with the bill's proposal to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security the green light to...
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