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Cybersecurity Bill Voted Down

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 15, 2012

The Senate has voted 51-47 to block Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) cybersecurity bill, POLITICO reports. Some lawmakers and privacy advocates had expressed concern that “serious information-sharing mandates” would become law without proper oversight. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), had been revised after it was voted down in the Senate earlier this year. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama’s administration has been exploring ways to protect the nation from cyber attacks. An executive order “directing agencies to work with industry to establish cybersecurity standards and share information” is one proposal.
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