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Friday March 13, 2015

Senate Panel Approves Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The cybersecurity bill is now one step closer to becoming law.

Approved by a 14-1 vote, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) aims -- by providing expanded legal liability protections to companies sharing data -- to encourage US companies to share information about security breaches with each other and government agencies. Supporters argue that the legislation is necessary to reduce the impact of an uptick in the theft of customers' personal information.