The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 and those who champion it spent much of Wednesday weathering criticism from privacy-minded members of Congress, The Hill reports. “This ‘cybersecurity’ bill was a bad bill when it passed the Senate and it is an even worse bill today,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). “The [final] bill contains the strongest privacy protections to date,” countered bill supporter Adam Schiff (D-CA). “It is the most significant effort by Congress to address the cyber threat to date and should now become law." Regardless of the critiques it garnered, The Washington Post reports that the Cybersecurity Act is close to passing.
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