Rockefeller Statement on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Announcement

April 10, 2014

JDR Head ShotWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that cybersecurity information can be shared with competitors without violating antitrust law.

“Improving our country’s cybersecurity is a team effort. It requires cooperation and trust between the security experts in our federal agencies and in the private sector. Today’s announcement by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission should give the business community confidence that they will not face potential liability for sharing cyber threat information. I am disappointed that Congress has still not acted to promote information sharing through legislation, but congratulate the Obama Administration for taking action to address this important issue.”