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The SECURE IT Act allows private entities to collect, identify or retain information related to cyber threats through cybersecurity and countermeasures on its networks or the networks of other authorizing entities. The bill also allows the disclosure of cyber threat information between private entities; state, local or tribal governments; and non-federal government agencies or to designated cybersecurity organizations to assist with the investigation, prevention or mitigation of information security (IS) threats.
Supporters include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), American Petroleum Institute (API) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Opponents include the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).