Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Law360, Washington (October 27, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation intended to encourage businesses to share cyberthreat information among themselves and with the federal government, after rejecting proposed amendments intended to fill perceived privacy gaps in the bill.

Senators voted 74-21 to pass S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, as amended by a “manager’s package” incorporating several tweaks to the bill from its original form, ignoring criticism from a group of senators who argued that the bill does not offer sufficient protections for individual privacy or recourse for privacy breaches.

Senators in that bipartisan group had put forward several amendments, including proposals to...

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