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CISPA clears House Intelligence Committee

Privacy advocates continue to oppose the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 624) after the House Intelligence Committee voted 18-2 for it April 10, saying that amendments added to the bill don’t account for all their objections.

During the markup session, the committee approved via voice vote amendments that bill sponsors said were crafted to address privacy concerns, including one offered (.pdf) by Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) that removes secondary use permission to utilize cyber threat information for national security purposes.