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Congress Treads Lightly On Cybersecurity Measures

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Congress Treads Lightly On Cybersecurity Measures

Congress Treads Lightly On Cybersecurity Measures

Congress Treads Lightly On Cybersecurity Measures

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Congress is considering several versions of a comprehensive cybersecurity law, which lawmakers say is needed to ensure critical infrastructure is protected from cyberattack. But civil liberties groups are concerned the bill creates a backdoor for law enforcement to eavesdrop on private communications, and could be used to avoid wiretapping laws.