There is one summary for S.1456. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (09/24/2001)

Critical Infrastructure Information Security Act of 2001 - Prohibits critical infrastructure information that is voluntarily submitted to specified Federal agencies for analysis, warning, interdependency study, recovery, reconstitution, or other informational purpose, when accompanied by the express statement specified under this Act, from: (1) being made available under the Freedom of Information Act; (2) being used directly by the agency, any other Federal, State, or local authority, or third party in a civil action, without the written consent of the person or entity submitting such information, unless such information is submitted in bad faith; and (3) being used for a purpose other than this Act's purpose or disclosed by a officer or U.S. employee, without such written consent, except pursuant to official duties under this Act. Requires the establishment of uniform procedures for the receipt, care, and storage of such information by Federal agencies.

Sets forth provisions for the notification about and dissemination and analysis of significant and credible information about the security of protected systems or critical infrastructure received by specified Federal agencies from private persons and entities.

Directs the President to designate an element in the executive branch to conduct and report to information sharing and analysis organizations on strategic analyses of potential threats to critical infrastructure.

Exempts from the antitrust laws, with an exception, conduct of such organizations, including making agreements solely for: (1) gathering and analyzing critical infrastructure information to better understand security problems related to critical infrastructure and protected systems; (2) communicating or disclosing such information to prevent, detect, mitigate, or recover from problems related to such infrastructure or systems; or (3) voluntarily disseminating such information to entity members, other such organizations, the Government, or any entities that may be of assistance in carrying out the purposes specified above.