The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats.

The Protecting Cyber Networks Act would make it easier for companies to share data with the government to help prevent and respond to cyberattacks.

The intelligence panel is due to vote on the legislation on Thursday. If passed by the committee as expected, aides said they expect a vote in the full House in late April, said a Reuters report.

The House Homeland Security Committee has unveiled its own measure, seen as a companion to the House Intelligence bill.

The measures offer corporations liability protection if they share information with intelligence agencies. Data handed over also would be "scrubbed" twice to remove personal information.