House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Criticisms

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity bill designed to encourage the government and private companies to share information about cyberthreats, but failed to tack on additional privacy safeguards that the White House has said are essential to avoiding a veto.

In a 288-127 vote, the House approved H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, with 92 Democrats voting for it and 29 Republicans opposing it.

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