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Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein: Senate to Tackle Cyber Bill After Recess

cybersecurityThe co-sponsors of the Cy­ber­threat In­form­a­tion Shar­ing Act have said the Senate is expected put the bipartisan bill to a vote following the next week’s recess, the National Journal reported Tuesday.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), CISA’s lead sponsors, made the announcement at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday, Kaveh Waddell writes.

The bill aims to facilitate sharing of cyber threat data between the government and industry through incentives in order to mitigate data breaches.

A spokesman for Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell (R-Ky.) told the National Journal the possibility that the Senate will tackle CISA this month is still uncertain since the week’s schedule has not yet been issued.

Erin Kelly reports on USA Today that Burr and Feinstein have introduced changes to CISA in an effort to bolster privacy protections in the legislation.

One of the amendments is a provision that would preclude federal law enforcement officers to use data to conduct investigations into crimes that are not related to cybersecurity.

The senators also noted that they are willing to accept amendments that would strengthen CISA, Kelly writes.

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