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White House Issues Veto Threat, CISPA Moves Forward

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 26, 2012

House lawmakers supporting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act are moving forward with the legislation even after the Obama administration expressed reservations about the current state of the bill, The Washington Post reports. "The sharing of information must be conducted in a manner that preserves Americans' privacy, data confidentiality and civil liberties," the White House said in a statement, adding "Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive." Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who earlier this week proposed amendments to the bill, said the statement "will certainly have an impact...on the margin of the vote, but the bill is still likely to pass." One of the bill's sponsors, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), said, "We think we can answer questions to get it to a place where the president will sign it." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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