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 July 31, 2012  Laws

Brendan Sasso and Jennifer Martinez report that Senator Lieberman is becoming pessimistic about the chances of his cybersecurity bill passing:

He said he’s worried the Senate is “headed in the wrong direction,” and urged his colleagues to make the hard decisions necessary to protect national security.

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Advocacy groups warn Senate not to water down privacy safeguards: A coalition of privacy and civil-liberties groups — including the Center for Democracy and Technology and the ACLU — came out in opposition to amendments that “would substitute the information sharing provisions of Secure IT or otherwise weaken privacy safeguards” in a letter sent to senators on Tuesday. The groups wrote that they would oppose amendments that would strike the requirement that information companies share about cyber threats be directed towards civilian agencies, among other issues.

Read more on The Hill.

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