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Cyberthreat Info-Sharing Not An Antitrust Issue, Feds Say

Law360, Washington (April 10, 2014, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The White House, Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice issued a joint policy statement on Thursday, reassuring companies that legitimate sharing of cybersecurity and cyberattack information would not raise any antitrust concerns.

Announcing the policy document at a press conference Thursday, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said that information-sharing is “critical” in helping to mitigate and respond to cyberthreats, which he described as growing in both number and in level of sophistication. 

Private entities play a key role in collecting this information and...
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