Revamped Cybersecurity Bill Unlikely To Bridge Party Gap

By Allison Grande (June 27, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A group of Republican senators on Wednesday revised proposed cybersecurity legislation to address privacy concerns, but attorneys say the changes — which don't address the Democrats' call for federally regulated security standards — will fail to quell bipartisan squabbling.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; and a half dozen others reintroduced their proposal to enhance the nation's defense against cybersecurity attacks — S. 3352, the SECURE IT Act — in order to ease concerns that the measure would allow companies to share individuals' sensitive information with the government without sufficient privacy safeguards, oversight or accountability.

The revised measure prohibits...

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