Sources say that WeChat, TikTok, and other programs targeted by Trump may be reviewed by Biden’s team.
President Biden’s executive order to protect Americans’ sensitive data will force some Chinese programs to crack down on privacy if they want to stay in the US market. This was reported to Reuters by Reuters.
The goal is to prevent adversaries like China և Russia from accessing large amounts of personal և property business information.
US officials share many of the concerns raised by Trump in his banning decree TikTok:, according to someone familiar with the case. It is noteworthy that they are afraid of it China He could track down the whereabouts of US government employees, create personal information files for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage.
The new order could end up capturing more applications than Trump’s recent orders because of a stronger legal framework. Reuters is the first to report details of how the Biden administration plans to fulfill the order, including with support from other countries.
According to a source, US officials have begun talking to allies about taking such an approach. The hope is that partner countries will agree on programs that should be banned.
US Secretary of Commerce Ina Raymondo will decide which programs should be targeted for US action, but they should be certain criteriaFor example, they must be owned, controlled or controlled by a person or entity that supports a foreign adversary’s military or intelligence activities, such as China or Russia.
If Raymondo decides that the plan poses an unacceptable risk, he “has the discretion to notify the parties immediately” or to publish the information in the official daily publication of the government in the Federal Register, said a spokesman for the Department of Commerce.
The companies will then have 30 days to object or propose measures to better secure the data, the trade spokesman said.
Programs from China are likely to come to the attention of the Commerce Department, given the escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing, the Chinese government’s ability to control companies, and the number of Chinese applications used by Americans.
WeChat, TikTok այլ Eight other apps that have targeted the Trump administration in recent months could be reviewed by Biden’s team.
Trump’s targets also included Ant Group’s Alipay mobile payment plan, WeChat Pay, Tencent Holdings Ltd QQ Wallet, Tencent QQ, CamScanner, SHAREit, VMate, published by Alibaba Group subsidiary UCWeb և Beijing Kingsoft Office Software WPS Office.
Some apps called Trump have serious data protection issues, while it is unclear why others pose a significant threat to national security, says another person familiar with the issue.
The order will apply to business applications, including those used in banking and telecommunications, as well as consumer applications.
While attachments to other US adversaries, such as Iran or Venezuela, have been blocked under broader sanctions.