Vote imminent on controversial US cyber security ‘sharing’ bills?

Darren Pauli reports:

 US Senate and House committee members are confident twin security bills will be passed in the coming weeks, making serious inroads into the perennial failure that is cyber security information sharing.

The bipartisan bills would offer liability protection to organisations who supply de-anonymised security threat information with the US government.

The Protecting Cyber Networks Act passed through the House of Representatives in March with 307 to 116 votes, with amendments.

In April, detractors, including a string of civil liberties outfits, penned a letter arguing the bill will hurt user privacy if their data is handed to spy agencies.

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