U.S. Senate takes up cybersecurity bill this week

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will consider a cybersecurity bill this week that would make it easier for corporations share Americans’ personal information with each other or the government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. “I urge the Senate to allow us to act and pass it this week,” he said, urging lawmakers to allow a vote on the bill before leaving for a four-week recess at the end of the week. The influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce business group sent a letter on Monday to every member of the Senate urging them to take up and immediately pass the “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.” Senate aides said the bill will pass easily once it comes up for a vote.

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