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CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate - Technology News - San Francisco Luxury News

The House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday night, despite some controversy over how the bill addresses privacy and a threat of a veto from the White House. The measure , designed to make it easier for the federal government and private sector to share cyber threat data with each other, was approved by a 248-168 vote. Its supporters and opponents were quick to issue statements following passage of the bill, which now moves to the Senate. The Obama administration had issued a veto threat against CISPA earlier this week. The White House has previously endorsed a bill from Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), which would put cybersecurity oversight and private sector coordination in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security. Some business interests have opposed this proposal, saying it would add unnecessa...

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