Sens. Want Stalled Privacy Efforts Added To Cybersecurity Bill

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT) -- A pair of Democratic senators on Monday aimed to jump-start stalled legislative efforts to enhance criminal hacking penalties, curb warrantless electronic surveillance and relax video history-sharing restrictions by attaching these proposed protections to cybersecurity legislation primed for U.S. Senate consideration.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., proposed several revisions to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 to address privacy issues in the legislation.

The changes include a cybercrime amendment that would make it a crime for companies to conceal a data breach from their customers, a...
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