House Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

The House of Representatives approved legislation this week to enhance information-sharing between federal agencies and private companies in order to promote security online. The Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed by a vote of 288 - 127. Notably, the vote count did not break on party lines. While several amendments were approved on the House Floor to help ensure citizen privacy and civil liberties were not threatened by the bill, disagreement persists. It remains to be seen how the Senate will act. 



By Aaron Mercer, Vice President Government Relations

Published: April 19, 2013