Cybersecurity bill clears House, faces challenges in Senate

04/18/2013 | Computerworld · Hill, The · TechCrunch

The Senate will get a second chance to consider the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which it failed to act on last year, after the bill cleared the House on Thursday in a bipartisan vote of 288-127. The bill, which President Barack Obama has threatened to veto because of privacy concerns, picked up more minority support than it did last year, with more than twice as many Democrats voting for it this time. However, Senate approval could be tough, even with privacy amendments. CISPA "is a poorly drafted bill that would provide a gaping exception to bedrock privacy law," the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Kurt Opsahl said in a statement.

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