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US, UK Seek to Expand Cybersecurity Cooperation

cyberPresident Barack Obama wants to expand the cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and U.K. in a move to protect critical infrastructure, businesses and privacy from cyber threats, DoD News reported Friday.

Claudette Roulo writes Obama announced the expanded collaboration during a joint media briefing with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House.

“I think what we have to find is a consistent framework whereby our publics have confidence that their government can both protect them, but not abuse our capacity to operate in cyberspace,” the president said.

Cameron also said “we should try to avoid the safe havens that could otherwise be created for terrorists to talk to each other,” according to the report.

Obama highlighted the need to update the wiretap laws in both countries in order to reflect existing technologies, the report says.

The president said the focus is on both the legal and technical issues in order to counter cyber threats, Roulo reports.

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