Summary Box: Veto of cybersecurity bill threatened

The Associated Press
April 25, 2012

THE BILL: A House bill is designed to defend critical U.S. industries and corporate networks from electronic attacks by foreign governments, cybercriminals and terrorist groups.

VETO THREAT: The White House says it opposed the measure, arguing it falls short in protecting civil liberties. The administration complained that the House bill, which has bipartisan support, would allow sharing of information with the government without requiring industry and the government to minimize and protect personal information.

STATUS: The House is schedule to begin work on the bill on Thursday, with a final vote on Friday.