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White House will veto CISPA if it doesn't change

3:00 PM on 04.26.2012

Jim Sterling

Former Reviews Editor

A short while ago, we talked about CISPA, a new attempt to legislate the Internet using the war on piracy as a justification. There's some good news, though, with the White House promising to veto the thing if it refuses to make some hefty changes. 

Those changes need to address privacy concerns and add protection for the personal information of Internet users. CISPA, as we discussed last time, has been designed to expose everything you do online and would create an environment where ISPs can be made to block certain websites. 

"The administration looks forward to continuing to engage with the Congress in a bipartisan, bicameral fashion to enact cybersecurity legislation to address these critical issues," claimed a statement. "However, for the reasons stated herein, if H.R. 3523 were presented to the president, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill."

The administration also promised to veto SOPA, which was de-fanged and ultimately killed off. It seems this bill will struggle to manifest itself too, though one wouldn't be advised to breathe a sigh of relief just yet. This whole battle for control of the Internet is going to be a long, aggravating, struggle.

White House Promises Veto of CISPA if Drastic Changes Aren't Made Before Vote [GamePolitics]

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