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Homeland Security issues interim rule on industry liability
By Greta Wodele, National Journal's Technology Daily
The Homeland Security Department on Tuesday announced an interim rule designed to limit the liability risks associated with anti-terrorism technology. The announcement came during a seminar with industry officials.
'It is in the public's interest to have this interim rule effective immediately because its aim is to foster the development and deployment of anti-terrorism technologies,' said the rule signed by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge late on Friday.
The regulation also seeks to clarify the process for seeking protection under the law in order to provide 'an instant incentive for prospective applicants ... and for others to begin exploring new measures that will prevent or reduce acts of terrorism."