White House throws some cybersecurity policy control to Congress

The Obama administration will give up some control over cybersecurity policies, letting Congress make them permanent in statutes, in order to implement proposed legislation more quickly, Aliya Sternstein writes in Nextgov.

Earlier, the White House sent Capitol Hill 52 pages of language for consideration as part of a network protection bill that would give agencies the right to make rules, which often involves White House reviews and time for public comment periods, the article noted. The acquiesence to Congress is intended to speed up the process.

Other administration proposals would use the regulatory process to include descriptions of notifications that businesses would have to issue to regulators, customers and the news media because of data breaches, the story said.

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