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The PRECISE Act of 2011 was introduced on December 15, 2011, by U.S. Representative Dan Lungren (R-CA) and 10 cosponsors. On February 1, 2012, the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies passed a heavily amended version of the original bill by voice vote. It is currently in committee awaiting House and Senate debate.
The PRECISE Act of 2011 is the latest in a rash of cybersecurity bills introduced since mid-2011, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Although cyber threats are a growing concern, critics of the PRECISE Act argue that it would act as a federal Big Brother and threaten online privacy. Supporters say that securing critical infrastructures is becoming increasingly important in cybersecurity.