Groups warn of privacy concerns in cybersecurity bills

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Civil liberties groups are on the Hill Thursday to warn of the dangers they say cybersecurity proposals could pose to privacy and other civil rights.

The Senate is expected to introduce comprehensive cybersecurity legislation any day and the House has moved forward with several bills designed to increase information sharing between the government and private companies.

Civil liberties groups say some of those information proposals, especially one contained in a bill approved by the House Intelligence Committee last year, could undermine privacy protections.

The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Democracy and Technology, and The Constitution Project are holding a briefing for congressional staffers on Thursday.