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CISPA looks to be headed the way of SOPA.
The White House issued a statement Wednesday threatening to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the controversial bill designed to allow more sharing of the private sector’s digital threat data with government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security. The president’s advisors now say they fear the bill’s vague language would allow too much of users’ private information to be leaked to the government and that it doesn’t go far enough to offer real defenses against digital attacks, and they say they’ll recommend Obama veto the bill if it’s passed by Congress.
“Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive. Moreover, information sharing, while an essential component of comprehensive legislation, is not alone enough to protect the Nation’s core critical infrastructure from cyber threats,” the statement reads. “The Administration looks forward to continuing to engage with the Congress…to enact cybersecurity legislation to address these critical issues. However, for the reasons stated herein, if H.R. 3523 were presented to the President, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”