Venable partner Jamie Barnett was quoted in an October 29, 2015 Communications Daily article on two cybersecurity info-sharing bills that have passed the House and Senate. The Senate-passed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act and the House-passed Protecting Cyber Networks Act now move to conference where the two bills will be combined. Stakeholders in the telecommunications industry are likely to favor elements of both bills as they move towards final passage.
According to Barnett, some industry stakeholders may "have a tendency to favor" the House bill because it appears to be "clearer on what is expected." He added, "The liability limitations in that bill are also better for companies, but obviously you have companies on both sides of this issue."