DOJ Puts Cybersecurity Info-Sharing Policy Into Practice

Law360, New York (October 20, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT) -- Faced with a recent tide of cyberattacks that only threatens to grow in number and strength, those in the private sector are working around the clock to protect themselves. Not only from cyberthreats but also from potential liability under existing laws. That includes the antitrust laws, which generally have viewed information sharing between competitors with suspicion.

The U.S. government, however, has called upon entities, which would include competitors, to share information to fight cyberthreats and attacks. Recognizing the obvious tension between the antitrust laws and these information-sharing efforts, federal agencies jointly issued a policy statement earlier this year, stating that they...

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