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Senate Judiciary Committee considers FOIA exemptions for critical infrastructure

The Senate is looking for balance between protecting networks and creating open government.

The Judiciary Committee will focus Tuesday on proposed Freedom of Information Act exemptions in a bill to safeguard critical infrastructure.

The bill would protect some cybersecurity details private companies give to the government.

But some journalist and open government groups said they worry it goes too far, possibly letting agencies withhold too much information.

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