The Oval Office won’t have to keep worrying about vetoing CISPA, since the bill didn’t make it past the Senate floor.
The last time CISPA made the rounds, the Senate were the ones to prevent it from passing. Yet again, the Senate has stepped up and struck down the bill. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives just two weeks ago.
The Senate has decided that CISPA will not even be considered on the floor. While Senators may introduce their own information-sharing bill, it appears that CISPA may be dead on arrival. Michelle Richardson with the ACLU has stated:
“I think it’s dead for now. CISPA is too controversial, it’s too expansive, it’s just ot the same sort of program contemplated by the Senate last year. We’re pleased to hear the Senate will probably pick up where it left off last year.”
According to reports, Senator Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, said CISPA’s “privacy protections are insufficient.” The Obama administration agreed with Rockefeller and threatened to veto the bill after it passed in the House.
However large tech companies will probably continue to push, and push hard for the legislation as they clamor to protect their infrastructure. It’s their belief that the information they gather must be shared with each other and the government to guard against hackers.
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