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Officials debate rule on liability for anti-terrorism tools

Lawmakers and industry officials on Friday expressed concern about the Homeland Security Department’s plan to implement a law designed to limit the liability that companies might face for their counter-terrorism technologies. “By passing the [law], Congress acted quickly to resolve uncertainty over liability concerns so that the full power of American technology could be unleashed in the war on terrorism,” Virginia Republican Tom Davis, chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, said during an oversight hearing on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act. “[The department] must be careful that its implementing regulations and processes are not so complicated that they defeat the very purpose of the SAFETY Act.” He said “bureaucratic delays” have resulted in “private firms waiting to submit applications until they have seen some finality in the application process and implementing regulations.” Full Story

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