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Senate Intell Panel OKs Cyber Data Sharing Bill; Richard Burr Comments

DataGraphicThe Senate Intelligence Committee has passed legislation that authorizes the government to share cyber intelligence with the private sector, National Journal reported Thursday.

Dustin Volz writes lawmakers voted 14-1 to advance the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would expand legal protection for private companies that submit cyber data to authorities in case of an attack.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr expects a floor vote on the bill to take place in April, the report says.

If passed into law, the legislation would mandate that all cyber information be channeled through the Department of Homeland Security in order to provide other government agencies real-time access to the data, Volz reports.

Volz writes the Senate Intelligence Committee also added protection measures to the bill that would require companies to remove personal information from their report.

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