Private Sector Weighs In on Implementation of 2015 Cybersecurity Law

June 15, 2016

Private sector representatives on Wednesday told House lawmakers they’re pleased with implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, while adding that improvements could be made to the administrative and compliance costs associated with the law.

The measure, which was signed into law as part of the December omnibus bill, to the objection of man privacy advocates, aims to help businesses share cyber-threat information with the federal government. In return, companies receive liability protections for sharing information about their customers.

Some witnesses at the hearing hosted by the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies suggested streamlining the process for signing on and retaining digital certification, as well as more clarity on the definition of personally identifiable information.

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