DHS Official Pushes For Cybersecurity Liability Exemption

Law360, Washington (November 19, 2013, 6:59 PM EST) -- A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official on Tuesday called on Congress to pass legislation that would create a narrow liability protection for critical infrastructure operators such as banks and power grids that provide the agency with information on cyberattacks, saying they need more clarity in the law.

Suzanne E. Spaulding, acting undersecretary for the national protection and programs directorate, said during a Brookings Institute panel Tuesday that some companies are wary of providing DHS with information about their cybersecurity threats due to liability concerns....
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