The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have denounced as invasive.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ( CISPA) sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168.
The revised bill passed by a vote of 248 to 168, with 206 Republicans voting in favor of the bill and 140 Democrats voting against it. Earlier today, we published this FAQ, which examines the issues surrounding the bill and its potential impact on the technology and media industries.
The Verge reports:
Even should the bill pass, though, the White House has threatened a veto: today, a letter from the Executive Office of the President (PDF) says that the Obama administration strongly opposes CISPA due to a lack of civilian oversight and privacy protections.
H.R. 3523 fails to provide authorities to ensure that the Nation’s core critical infrastructure is protected while repealing important provisions of electronic surveillance law without instituting corresponding privacy, confidentiality, and civil liberties safeguards.
Read the politicians names here that supported this invasion of our privacy. Vote them out.
If CISPA passes through the Senate and it’s highly likely, then it rests on President Obama’s shoulders to veto this treasonous legislation. Obama signed the NDAA – I really hope he doesn’t punk out on us with CISPA too, but it’s a possibility, however, I suspect the President will be sure it’s edited to ensure the privacy of Americans.
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