Cybersecurity bills move forward on Capitol Hill

A flurry of legislative activity on Capitol Hill hints that Congress may be shaking off its inertia and there may be some long-awaited forward movement on key issues, including national data breach legislation, a threat information-sharing bill and renewal of parts of the Patriot Act. On Thursday, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced the Data Security Act of 2015, a bill which seeks to create a “clear set of national standards that would help the prevention of and response to data breaches at public and private institutions.”

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