Wednesday, April 22, 2015
House passes Cybersecurity threat information sharing bill
The United States House of Representatives has approved a controversial cyber bill that would encourage companies to share information about computer attacks with the federal government.
On Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers in the House voted 307-116 in favor of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act. It envisions expanded legal liability protections for corporations if they choose to voluntarily share certain kinds of digital data through a government “cyber portal” administered by the Department of Homeland Security.
EU launches antitrust case against Gazprom
The European Union first launched an investigation into Gazprom in 2012, blaming Russia’s biggest gas producer for anti-competitive practices in Central and Eastern Europe. It said Gazprom was hindering the free flow of gas to member nations, preventing the diversification of gas supplies, and imposing unfair prices on customers by linking the price of gas to oil prices.