A senior Obama administration official says the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), which passed the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, needs to have its privacy and civil liberties protection provisions strengthened before the president will support it, Bank Info Security reports. “Given some issues that the privacy community has raised, we need to take that into account as we … work on the bill,” said the official. The White House hasn’t taken an official stand on CISA, which aims to help the government receive information from businesses on cyber-threats. Privacy and civil liberties advocates wrote to Obama asking that he threaten to veto the bill.
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