Jaikumar Vijayan reports:
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 18-2 in favor of a controversial information-sharing bill that was reintroduced in Congress this February after failing last year amid widespread protests from rights group and a White House veto threat.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) next goes to the full House for a vote, possibly as soon as next week.
Wednesday’s vote came after a closed meeting of the House committee and is almost guaranteed to spark the same kinds of protests that it evoked the last time. Many have already blasted the Committee’s decision to close today’s meeting off to the public.
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