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Client Alert: Congress Considering SAFETY Act Amendment to Provide Liability Protection for Cyber Attacks

Congress currently is debating a significant response to the cybersecurity threat in H.R. 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 (“NCCIP Act”).  Among its provisions is an expansion of the powerful liability protections afforded by the SAFETY Act. The authors, Partners, Kevin P. Mullen and Mary Ellen Callahan and Associate, James A. Tucker, note how, if the bill passes, cybersecurity providers soon may be eligible for the same protections currently extended to providers of anti-terrorism technologies.