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BSA Welcomes CISPA Passage in House Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON, DC — April 11, 2013

BSA | The Software Alliance today congratulated Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and other members of House Select Committee on Intelligence for passing out of committee the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

“There is a pressing need to bolster America’s ability to prevent cyber attacks,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “I applaud Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Ruppersberger and their colleagues on the Intelligence Committee for advancing a strong, bipartisan bill that will help front-line IT professionals anticipate cyber threats so they can better defend critical systems and protect people’s personal information.”

“Today’s markup was a constructive step in the legislative process,” Holleyman said. “BSA particularly commends the committee’s adoption of several amendments to strengthen privacy protections as the public and private sectors share information about cyber threats. BSA firmly believes that increased cybersecurity does not have to come at the expense of privacy or civil liberties. On the contrary, increased security can enhance citizens’ privacy by preventing private information from ending up in the hands of cyber criminals. We look forward to working with the committee to continue enhancing privacy provisions in the bill as it moves to the House floor.”

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