Cybersecurity Bill Clears Hurdle In Senate

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 8:07 PM EDT) -- Hours after the White House voiced its support, the U.S. Senate voted 84-11 on Thursday to proceed with cybersecurity legislation aimed at warding off high-tech threats to power plants, financial markets and other parts of the nation’s “critical infrastructure.”

The cloture vote on the motion to proceed came shortly after the Obama administration issued a statement saying it “strongly supports” passage of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which senators retooled last week to address privacy concerns and eliminate certain mandatory security standards.

“While lacking some of...
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