Saturday, August 4, 2012

cyber security allies

As expected, the Senate failed to stop a Republican-led filibuster on the much revised cyber security bill, and the measure now seems dead for this year. The Atlantic has an analysis showing that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce formed an unusual alliance with privacy advocates to block the bill.  That kind of opposition made it easier for Senators who wanted symbolic votes to prevent a time agreement that precluded their extraneous amendments.

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