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White House threatens veto against CISPA, citing privacy concerns

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a cybersecurity bill the House will vote on this week, citing concerns it lacks vital privacy protections.

In a statement of administration policy, the White House said it seeks additional improvements to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. And it adds, “if the bill, as currently crafted, were presented to the president, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”