Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 117
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Passed: 288-127 (see complete tally)

On April 18, 2013, the House passed HR 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), by a vote of 288-127 with 17 members not voting. The ACLU opposed CISPA because it would create an exemption to all privacy laws so that companies that hold our private information could share it with one another or with the government for cybersecurity purposes.  It also would allow companies to choose which government agency to share this information with, including the National Security Agency or other elements of the Department of Defense, allow the employment of potentially destructive counter measures, and immunize companies from criminal or civil liability, even after an egregious breach of privacy.  If enacted, CISPA would pose a serious threat to Americans’ privacy and civil liberties. 

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 117
Votes For : 288
Votes Against : 127
Not Voting : 17