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Expert: Could 2012 Be the Year for a Federal Cybersecurity Law?

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 22, 2012

Amidst proposals from the Obama administration and Congress, the first months of 2012 have brought with them "a sense of urgency and strong bipartisan support for strengthening the nation's private and public infrastructure from cyber attack," Heidi Salow, CIPP/US, writes in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor. However, she notes, "the parameters of any final legislation...remain very much in debate." In this feature, Salow discusses the need for telecommunications, defense, energy, transportation and information technology organizations "to monitor these developments closely and consider getting involved in the policy discussions." Editor's Note: Salow will provide overview and analysis of the pending bills during the upcoming IAPP Web Conference, Federal Cybersecurity Legislation--Momentum Is Building on March 29.
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