From The LA Times:
The House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill as expected on Thursday, moving toward a possible confrontation with the Senate and White House.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, or CISPA, passed by a vote of 288 to 127, with 17 abstentions.
Proponents praised the vote in Congress.
“CISPA creates the necessary flexibility for businesses to share security information without fear of legal or regulatory liability,” said Ken Wasch, president of the Software & Information Industry Assn., in a statement. “Specifically, CISPA would protect companies and organizations that share threat and vulnerability information with the government from legal liability and the risk of lawsuits, while also providing a critical exemption from antitrust laws that currently discourage information exchanges between private companies.”
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