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WASHINGTON (January 28, 2015) - Yesterday afternoon, the American Chemistry Council joined 34 other industry associations in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate encouraging lawmakers to support the introduction and passage of a cybersecurity information sharing bill. 

The joint letter calls on the Senate to build on the provisions contained in the "Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act," which was introduced last year. The joint group urges Congress to act on legislation that will encourage the sharing of useful information by providing legal protections for businesses and providing safeguards for public privacy.

The following statement can be attributed to Cal Dooley , President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC):
"Cybersecurity is a critical issue for the chemical industry. Our  members invest significant resources to enhance protections for industrial control systems and sensitive data, and they implement best practices through ACC's  Responsible Care® Security Code to guard against ever-evolving cyber threats.

"To help industry do its part, we need Congress to pass legislation that will improve the flow of threat information between the government and the private sector. The sharing of accurate, timely and actionable threat information is important for building a successful partnership to help counter cyber attacks."

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