US Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be admiral and Director, National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of United States Cyber Command on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama's nominee to head of the National Security Agency said on Tuesday he considered liability protection for corporations that share information with intelligence agencies as a "critical element" in any new U.S. cybersecurity legislation.
"My sense is it's a critical element in any legislation," the nominee, Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, said at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.
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