Senate Balances Cybersecurity, Privacy as CISA Vote Nears – US News

The Senate will vote Wednesday on a cybersecurity information-sharing bill that aims to prevent the vast data breaches that recently stole information on millions of Americans, which could give the bill enough time to pass before lawmakers leave for recess later in the week. Lawmakers remain divided, however, on whether the bill would place even more sensitive personal data at risk.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would offer legal protections to companies that would enable them to share more information about their networks and hacker threats with the government. The White House has already supported a counterpart version of the bill that passed the House in April.

Source: Senate Balances Cybersecurity, Privacy as CISA Vote Nears – US News