White House takes strong stance against CISPA

04/26/2012 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The White House has weighed in on a controversial cybersecurity bill nearing a House vote, saying President Barack Obama would veto the legislation. The Obama administration said the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- which would make it easier for Internet providers and the government to share user data -- does not include adequate privacy protections and that its means to shield companies from lawsuits "potentially undermines our nation's economic, national security and public safety interests."

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