Yesterday afternoon the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence marked up H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which was introduced in February. The bill passed the Committee by a vote of 18-2 after the approval of six amendments.

Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) praised the “collaborative effort” on improving privacy and civil liberties, while Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) noted the amended bill will help American businesses protect their networks from “cyber looters” while improving the cybersecurity marketplace, and without imposing unfunded mandates or additional federal regulation on the private sector.