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The Justice Department has not yet taken a position on recently introduced House legislation that seeks to establish the conditions for a company to hack back in pursuit of stolen data, but the bill offers a useful snapshot of ongoing discussions about balancing risks in seeking an eventual policy consensus on an active defensive strategy against cyber attacks, according to a key DOJ official.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles, responding to backlash from industry, has eliminated a requirement that self-driving vehicles include “self-diagnostic capabilities” for cybersecurity in a revised proposal to regulate development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.

A new report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers stresses cybersecurity risks from an increasingly interconnected global economy, which the group says require greater coordination among industry sectors to mitigate emerging and persistent threats and to ensure business resiliency.

Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) today said he is considering possible policy needs raised by the Equifax hack while Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is holding out hope that a bipartisan working group can produce breach-notification legislation capable of moving through the Senate in the coming months.