By Brendan Sasso - 04/26/12 08:24 PM EDT
The White House threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) on Wednesday, saying the House bill would undermine privacy and would fail to protect critical infrastructure systems. CISPA would tear down legal barriers that prevent companies from sharing information about cyber threats, but the White House warned it could lead companies to hand over their users' private information to spy agencies.
The White House has endorsed an alternative cybersecurity bill from Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) that includes tougher privacy protections and would empower the Homeland Security Department to set mandatory security standards for critical infrastructure systems, such as electrical grids, banks or telecommunication networks.
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