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House Homeland Security Committee to Mull Cyber Legislation at Hearing

cyberThe House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to review President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity legislative proposal at a Feb. 25 hearing, GovInfo Security reported Wednesday.

Eric Chabrow writes committee members will discuss Obama’s push to help facilitate the exchange of cyber intelligence between the government and private sector.

Obama’s executive order issued Friday sought to ease privacy and civil liberties rules on businesses when sharing cyber threat data with the government, according to the report.

“Congress must take aggressive action to remove legal barriers to improve private entities’ ability to share information to combat these attacks,” Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said, according to the report.

Phyllis Schneck and Suzanne Spaulding from DHS are scheduled to testify at the hearing, the report says.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and House Intelligence Committee will hold separate reviews on the cyber threat information sharing bill, Chabrow reports.

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