Francine Friedman Quoted by POLITICO on Likelihood of Passage of Cybersecurity Bills

Akin Gump senior policy counsel Francine Friedman was quoted by POLITICO for its article “Congress leaves, cyber bills unfinished” on the status of cybersecurity bills as Congress prepares for its August recess.

On the topic of those bills advanced by committee that are uncontroversial and bipartisan and have moved with broad support, Friedman holds that few, if any, are ensured passage: “I think that they can get the Carper bill [Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) Act of 2014] done; I would give that probably a 50-50 chance. Obviously the House has passed their own bills, so pulling them together and getting over the hurdle—you won’t have the same political reasons not to do it [as information sharing], and so that could actually bode well for a cybersecurity bill.”