White House Threatens CISPA Veto, Says Revised Cybersecurity Bill Doesn’t Adequately Protect Privacy, Civil Liberties

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a controversial cybersecurity bill out of concern that it fails to protect the privacy of Internet users.Reintroduced in February after failing to pass Congress last year, CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, would give businesses and the federal government legal protection to share data on cyber threats with each other to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity. The bill comes at a time of increased concern over hacking threats at home and from China.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/white-house-cispa-veto-threat_n_3094865.htmlAlso see:White House threatens to veto CISPA ahead of vote [IDG]
The White House has threatened to veto the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in its present form, citing concerns that the bill does not adequately prevent sharing of irrelevant personal information.If the bill in its current form were presented to President Barack Obama, his advisors would recommend that he veto the bill, the executive office of the President said in a statement on Tuesday.

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