House Passes Cybersecurity Bill

Obama has threatened to veto the measure, which would push businesses, government to share information on cyber threats.

The U.S. House of Representatives raised the stakes in a debate with the White House over how best to improve the nation’s cybersecurity, passing a bill President Barack Obama called too weak and threatened to veto.

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act passed the House by 248 to 168 yesterday. The measure, introduced by Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee, encourages the government and companies to voluntarily share data on cyber threats and gives businesses legal immunity for such exchanges.

‘Common-Sense Steps’

House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, brushed aside the Obama administration’s veto threat yesterday, saying “the White House believes the government ought to control the Internet” by letting government alone set security standards.

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