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President Obama Signs Cyber-Security Executive Order

President Obama Signs Cyber-Security Executive Order

President Obama signed an executive order that seeks, with the assistance of various federal agencies, to establish a voluntary program of information sharing and cyber-security standards for companies operating critical US infrastructure.

The voluntary program of information sharing that the order calls for is tricky, in that it requires a certain balance to be struck, said Daren Orzechowski, a partner in the international law firm White & Case.

"The executive order leaves much of the work around balancing individual privacy rights and the nation’s cyber-security interests to further agency action for creating a voluntary cyber-security framework and program," Orzechowski said in a statement. "We therefore need to stay tuned for the real details."