Back when CISPA first emerged last year bringing with it a fanfare of controversy, Internet privacy advocates and organizations intent on quashing the bill were confident because they had White House support. Last year, 2 days before CISPA went to vote, the Obama Administration issued a formal memo stating that they would veto it because of privacy concerns.
This time around however, the privacy advocates don’t have the same level of support from the White House as on Thursday they issued a statement about the new version of CISPA that does not include the promise of a veto. The Obama Administration’s statement does express the view that the bill does not have adequate privacy protection, but indicates a hope that it could be shaped into something the administration would approve of. Continue Reading