House Panel OKs Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday passed a controversial cybersecurity bill with several changes to address widespread concerns over the sharing of personal information between the public and private sector, but rejected four amendments that privacy groups said were vital to curbing misuse of the data.

In an 18-2 vote recorded in a closed-door meeting, the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee advanced H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage the government and private companies to share information on cyberthreats....
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