U.S. House passes second "threat-sharing" cybersecurity bill

April 23, 2015 4:19 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to pass a bill that extends liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks, if they give the data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The House voted 355 to 63 in favor of the bill, a companion to a measure the chamber passed on Wednesday making it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits.

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