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Senate approves critical cyber security bill
Senate approves critical cyber security bill

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2015) — Sen. Roy Blunt released the following statement after the Senate passed critical cyber security legislation (S. 754) with a strong, bipartisan vote of 74-21:

“Cyber attacks are a growing threat to our national security and our economy, and the Senate has taken an important step toward enhancing our ability to defend against these attacks. This measure breaks down barriers between government and private industry, enabling them to voluntarily share key information about cyber threats without the fear of costly liability suits. At the same time, the bill ensures Americans’ privacy is protected by requiring both groups to remove any personally identifiable information, and increasing public oversight. This bipartisan measure strikes the right balance between enhancing our cyber defense capabilities and protecting the rights of individuals and private businesses, and I am pleased to see it move another step closer to the president’s desk.”

In remarks on the Senate floor last week and today, Blunt underscored the need for the cyber security bill, and called on the Senate to continue its work by passing additional legislation to create a consistent national standard for consumer notification in the event of a security breach. 

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