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FSR Pushes for Cybersecurity Legislation

The Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), the lobby for financial services companies, including banks, insurance companies and credit card companies, has launched a campaign pushing for passage of cybersecurity bills currently on both sides of the Hill.

That will include billboards on Metro trains and digital ads calling on the House and Senate to pass cyber threat information-sharing legislation. "Cyber threat information sharing legislation is long overdue and Congress must continue to work together to get it over the finish line," said FSR president & CEO Tim Pawlenty.

Those bills would provide for liability protections for sharing information with the government and among private companies.

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.