A new threat sharing cybersecurity bill was introduced by leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.
The Protecting Cyber Networks Act has significant bipartisan support and seeks to allow companies and government agencies to more freely to share information about cybersecurity threats, according to Reuters.
Inspiration for the bill comes in part from recent slew of cyber attacks on corporations. Proponents of the bill say it has strong support from the business community while privacy activists fear the bill’s vague language could lead to more government surveillance.
This bill’s introduction comes just a few weeks after a similarly controversial bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed a Senate committee. The Intelligence Committee will vote on the bill this Thursday and if it passes it is expected to go before the full House of Representatives in late April.