The House Homeland Security Committee unanimously passed a cyber-threat information-sharing bill on Tuesday, BankInfoSecurity reports, even though a number of Democrats attempted to limit liability protections for businesses. Sponsored by Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX), the bill next goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote as early as next week. A similar bill could be voted on in the Senate soon as well, the report states. The National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 includes a number of privacy provisions laid out earlier this year by the White House. “The legislation would require private companies to remove personally identifiable information unrelated to the cybersecurity risk before sharing information,” the report states.
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