- Cyber Security Measure Passes in House
- April 24, 2013
- Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
On Thursday, the House passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a wide bipartisan margin - 288 to 127. Civil liberties groups and a coalition of civil liberties-minded Democrats and Republicans remain concerned that the legislation would allow the government to monitor citizens' private information and companies to misuse it.
Supporters of CISPA maintain they have made several improvements on last year’s version of the bill that stalled in the Senate after President Obama threatened a presidential veto of the bill if it reached his desk.
Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD) are working on similar cyber security legislation in the Senate and hope to bring the legislation to a vote in the Senate as soon as possible.
After House passage, the White House issued a statement both expressing some concerns with CISPA but also pledging to work with the Senate to improve the bill and to pass cyber security legislation.