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Cyber security measure blocked in United States Senate
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:51:40 AM »
The US Senate failed on Thursday to advance legislation to strengthen protections against cyber attacks, as Democrats banded together to oppose the measure's inclusion in a defence policy bill US President Barack Obama has threatened to veto.

By a 56 - 40 vote, lawmakers decided largely along party lines not to move ahead with the measure as an amendment to the National Defence Authorisation Act.

The vote came after the government announced late last week that hackers, possibly linked to China, had stolen millions of federal employees' records from its computers.

It was the third time in three years that the Senate has failed to advance bipartisan cyber security legislation.

However, the bill to extend liability protection for companies that share information about cyber attacks might not be dead.

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