(NEWS.YAHOO) — Washington (AFP) - The White House made a renewed push Tuesday for cybersecurity legislation, asking the new Congress to revive an initiative stalled over the past few years.
The new proposal would allow increased sharing of information on cyber threats from the private sector with protection from liability. The measure also would criminalize the sale of stolen financial data, and would require companies to notify consumers about data breaches.
The updated proposal "promotes better cybersecurity information sharing between the private sector and government, and it enhances collaboration and information sharing amongst the private sector," a White House statement said.
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