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White House threatens veto of House cybersecurity bill

Published on Apr 17, 2013 6:22 AM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a House of Representatives bill aimed at improving United States (US) cybersecurity, citing among other things concerns about privacy protections.

In a repeat of last year's events, the Obama administration issued a new veto threat on the cybersecurity bill co-authored by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, saying it needed to better protect private information and gave too much liability protection to companies.

"The Administration still seeks additional improvements and if the bill, as currently crafted, were presented to the president, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill," the statement of administration policy said on Tuesday.

The House is expected to vote on the bill later this week.

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