Despite the U.S. being the most vulnerable country to cyberattacks, Congress is struggling with how best to protect the nation’s economic foundation even as revelations about information-gathering by the government has raised privacy concerns.
The split is as much philosophical as partisan: Whether the government should mandate safeguards to industries that fear more regulation, or whether Congress should give companies legal protections to disclose threats to the nation’s banking, power and transportation systems as well as the theft of intellectual property.
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