Federal Website Safety Act Clears House Committee

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed an amended version of an act that would ensure that most federal agencies’ websites that collect identifying information are certified as secure or taken down.

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., introduced the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act of 2013 in December to “protect the privacy and security of Americans who access federal websites.” The bill was seen as a response to the launch of the Obama administration’s Healthcare.gov, which saw its share of criticism in...
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