House panel meets to consider new data-sharing agency

12/6/2011 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Members of a House subcommittee are meeting Wednesday to discuss recently proposed legislation that would create a new federal agency tasked with bolstering cybersecurity cooperation between the public and private sectors. The so-called National Information Sharing Organization -- which would be led by an oversight board made up of federal officials, civil liberties advocates and members of the business community -- would operate under stringent guidelines that ensure consumer privacy and protect company data from public disclosure.

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