CISPA Passes House, “Shot Across China’s Bow” Says Primary Sponsor Mike Rogers

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The House of Representatives passed “cyberthreat
information sharing” legislation known as CISPA this afternoon
by a a vote
of 288-127 with 29 Republicans joining 98 Democrats in voting
no.
The legislation allows the federal government to collect data
from private corporations,
without a warrant and their privacy policies for users
would no longer be legally enforceable. Justin Amash’s proposed
amendment to prevent that from happening failed
earlier this week and is among the reasons (more regulations
being another) cited by the White House when it issued a
veto threat.
As it stands the legislation’s privacy protection consists of
the federal government taking “reasonable measures” to
limit its own data collection.
Prior to its passage this afternoon, House Intelligence
Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a primary sponsor of the
legislation, framed it as a protection from intellectual
property theft. “If you want to take a shot across China’s bow,
this is the answer,” he told Congress just before it rejected a
motion to recommit and then passed the bill.
The last time CISPA was in the Senate, it
failed a cloture vote 52-46, as some clamor for it to be

easier to pass legislation there. ;

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