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Rep. Michael McCaul Urges Amendment to Senate Version of Cyber Info Sharing Bill

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CapitolDomeRep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has called on the Senate to amend its version of the cyber information sharing bill before sending it over to the House of Representatives, National Journal reported Wednesday.

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee cited concerns by privacy groups that the Senate’s version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act could pave the way for government spying, Kaveh Waddell reports.

“My concern is that they have [a National Security Agency] information-sharing component in there that I think would be problematic in many ways in the House,” McCaul told National Journal’s Cybersecurity: Managing the Risks of the Digital Frontier event.

The cyber intelligence bill aims to help the private sector share data about cyber threats with the government, National Journal reports.

McCaul recommended that the Senate open the bill to changes on the Senate floor in order to address privacy concerns, Waddell reports.


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