White House Issues Formal CISPA Veto Threat
CYBERSECURITY—U.S.April 17, 2013
The White House has formally issued a veto threat against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Privacy Act (CISPA), CNET News reports. Aides to President Obama said yesterday they “would recommend that he veto” a House-approved version of the bill. The formal statement said the White House “remains concerned that the bill does not require privacy entities to take reasonable steps to remove irrelevant personal information when sending cybersecurity data to the government or other private-sector entities.” Meanwhile, a proposed amendment to CISPA that would have ensured companies’ privacy promises were enforceable was voted down in the House Rules Committee.