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Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Cybersecurity bill strikes right balance

The Times is right to call on Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation; improvements to cybersecurity are greatly needed. I differ strongly, however, with your description of the cyber information sharing legislation that was passed in July by the Senate Intelligence Committee by a 12-3 bipartisan vote. ("What is Congress doing about cyberthreats and hackers?," Editorial, Sept. 3) First, the legislation is purely voluntary. It provides legal authorization and liability protection to companies that share cyber threat information with other companies or with the government. The editorial is wrong in suggesting the bill provides any authority for government surveillance or for the...

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