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Cyber bill fight finally hits Senate floor

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Oct
2015
Cyber bill fight finally hits Senate floor

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The protracted fight over a stalled cybersecurity bill finally hit the floor Tuesday afternoon, ending months of false starts for the controversial measure.

The Cybersecurity Sharing Act () has been delayed since March because of a packed Senate floor schedule and a fight from advocates over the , which would give companies legal liability protection when sharing cyber threat information with the government in an effort to boost the exchange of hacking data.

Private-sector representatives, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and even the White House have long called CISA a necessary first step to better understand and thwart the data breaches that have plagued a broad swath of industries.

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