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CISA sails through Senate despite tech opposition

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    The U.S. Senate approved a controversial cybersecurity bill on Tuesday, despite opposition from major tech companies and privacy advocates who fear it will lead to more of citizens' private information going to the U.S. government.

    The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) (S.754) passed by 74 to 21 votes after a day of debate. It needed 60 votes to pass.

    The bill seeks to encourage greater sharing of information between private companies and the government on cybersecurity threats and issues.

    At present, companies are sometimes hesitant to reveal details of breaches because it might put them at risk of lawsuits, but CISA provides immunity from such actions.

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