CNN reports that the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (SB 3414) has failed to pass the US Senate.   A cloture vote failed by a vote of 42-46, mostly along party lines.

Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the bill.

“This is a moment of disappointment that I really cannot conceal,” Lieberman said after the vote. “But the threat of cyberattack is so real, so urgent and so clearly growing that I am not going to be petulant about this.”

It is unlikely that cybersecurity legislation will reappear before the election.

Read more at CNN.com – here.

 

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Cynthia Larose is a Member in Mintz Levin’s Corporate Group and leads our Privacy and Security practice. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, working with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and providing timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.