Web Security May Hide Biz Secrets

Thursday, 25 July 2002, 9:35 PM EST

Bush administration officials called on Congress to relax open-government laws Wednesday to help fight computer crime, drawing a sharp response from a Democratic lawmaker who said the move would create a haven for corporate abuses.

Computer security experts from the FBI and the Commerce Department told a House of Representatives subcommittee that the move was necessary to encourage private firms to share information about Internet-based attacks.

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