Bush Backs Changes In Hacking Disclosure: FOIA Exemption Would Protect Tech Firms

    Date19 Oct 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    2769
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The White House will support proposals to withhold details about electronic attacks against the nation's most important computer networks, an administration expert in computer security confirmed yesterday. The proposed changes, meant to encourage corporate victims of hackers to report crimes, would . . . The White House will support proposals to withhold details about electronic attacks against the nation's most important computer networks, an administration expert in computer security confirmed yesterday. The proposed changes, meant to encourage corporate victims of hackers to report crimes, would restrict government agencies' disclosures about attacks under the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal seeks to overcome traditional reluctance by industries, especially technology, to reveal potentially embarrassing details about attacks.
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