The controversial piece of legislation that has privacy advocates abuzz may not face a presidential veto if it passes both houses of the U.S. Congress after all.
CISPA - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act - introduced as bipartisan legislation that would create a new framework by which companies would share information on prospective hacking attacks with federal and local authorities may not face the axe on President Barack Obama's desk, according to a report from PC Magazine
. Originally, it was believed Obama would veto the bill, but now many experts are expressing concern this may not be the case.
The Obama White House had stated its opposition to similar bills ostensibly related to national security in the past, then backed off plans to veto once the legislation passed Congress, the report said. Some are especially concerned because Obama has himself expressed support for some kind of cybersecurity legislation in the past.Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, maintains a blog about the threats hackers pose to governments, organizations and consumers alike.
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