Cybersecurity Bill Enjoys Better Prospects After Exec Order

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill last week that would boost information sharing between the public and private sectors, and while the measure may still falter over the same privacy concerns that doomed it last year, attorneys believe that momentum built by a recent executive order should ultimately push it to passage.

The House approved H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, in a 288-127 vote Thursday. The largely Republican-backed measure, which would encourage the government and private companies to...
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