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NSA nominee backs protection for companies in any cyber law

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 8:25pm IST | Agency: Reuters

President Barack Obama's nominee to head of the National Security Agency said on Tuesday he considered liability protection for corporations that share information with intelligence agencies as a "critical element" in any new U.S. cybersecurity legislation.

"My sense is it's a critical element in any legislation," the nominee, Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Bill Trott)

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