U.S. NSA nominee backs protection for companies in any cyber law

WASHINGTON, March 11 Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:46am EDT

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WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Bill Trott)