Charlie Mitchell reports:
Congress returns this week with cybersecurity as one item on a long list of priorities that may or may not be addressed in the final months of the year.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act has been teed up for Senate action this fall, amid strong support from the business community. But there is still no definitive date for floor consideration, and online privacy groups are mounting their own campaign to sink the measure.
Other cyber issues — such as better securing the government’s own networks, updating criminal law to address cyber challenges, Electronic Communications Privacy Act reform, consumer data-breach notification, incentives for cyber improvements by business and cybersecurity in advanced automobile technologies — are also waiting in the wings.
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