GOP Win Boosts Prospects For Stalled Data Security Efforts

By Allison Grande (November 5, 2014, 12:57 AM EST) -- Republicans' takeover of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday increases the chances that Congress will pass long-stalled data security and cyberthreat information-sharing legislation, with the measures likely to be narrower and more business-friendly than many Democrats would prefer.

The Republican Party won control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections, taking seats held by Democratic incumbents in several key battleground states to secure the majority after holding onto the U.S. House of Representatives earlier in the evening.

The GOP had needed to reel in six seats to retake the Senate following eight years of Democratic control, and by late Tuesday had...

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