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House Passes CISPA

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

April 19, 2013

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Act (CISPA), The Washington Post reports. The bill aims to encourage the sharing of threat data between the government and private sector. President Barack Obama earlier this week threatened to veto CISPA if it did not include stronger privacy protections. CISPA co-sponsor Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) said, “Our goal is to get the Senate to pass a bill…We’d love to get a bill in conference.” An amendment proposed by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) that would have required law enforcement to secure a “warrant obtained in accordance with the Fourth Amendment” prior to searching databases for criminal wrong doing was not included in the bill. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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