White House takes strong stance against CISPA

04/26/2012 | Washington Post, The

For the first time on Wednesday, the White House weighed in on a controversial cybersecurity bill nearing a House vote, with President Barack Obama saying he would veto the legislation if it made it to his desk. In a statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act -- which makes it easier for Internet service providers and the government to share user data -- the Obama administration said the bill does not include adequate privacy protections and by shielding companies from lawsuits "potentially undermines our nation's economic, national security and public safety interests."

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