Dec 192015
 December 19, 2015  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

David Bender writes:

The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”) was passed by Congress today as part of the 2016 omnibus spending package.  The Act is very similar to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA,” S. 754), which passed the Senate on October 27 and was the subject of our previous analysis, although there are some important differences which we highlight below.  If enacted into law by the President as part of the spending package, the Act would, among other things, establish a voluntary framework for the sharing of cybersecurity threat information between and among the federal government, state governments, and private entities.

Read more on Covington & Burling InsidePrivacy.

Update: The President signed the bill last night.

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