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    Alternative Info-Sharing Bill Unveiled

    Measure Includes Liability, Privacy Provisions Businesses Seek By Eric Chabrow
    Alternative Info-Sharing Bill Unveiled

    The Senate Intelligence Committee could consider in the coming days new cyberthreat information sharing legislation that's seen as more to the liking of the business community than the measure proposed by President Obama.

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    Could Costs Impede Info-Sharing Plan?

    Scrutinizing Obama's Cyberthreat Information Sharing Strategy By Eric Chabrow
    Could Costs Impede Info-Sharing Plan?

    Small and mid-size businesses might not be able to afford participating in voluntary programs to share and receive cyberthreat information, as President Obama has proposed, industry representatives tell Congress.

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    Reversal of Fortune: DHS Funding OK'd

    Boehner Persuades Enough GOP Lawmakers to Back Measure By Eric Chabrow
    Reversal of Fortune: DHS Funding OK'd

    Congress has voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, the end of the fiscal year, averting another threatened shutdown that would have curtailed some cybersecurity programs.

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    Cool Reception for Obama's Privacy Plan

    Businesses Would Help Define Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights By Eric Chabrow
    Cool Reception for Obama's Privacy Plan

    The Obama administration's discussion draft for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights law has some of the president's usual supporters saying they're disappointed in his proposal. Find out why.

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    Compromise on Info-Sharing Bill Grows

    GOP Committee Chairman Says He Sees Merit in Obama Plan By Eric Chabrow
    Compromise on Info-Sharing Bill Grows

    A willingness to compromise expressed at a House hearing on President Obama's cyberthreat information sharing initiative offered a sign of hope that legislation to get businesses to share such data could pass Congress and be signed into law.

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