Security Fears Dog DOJ As Foreign Tech Cos. Collect US Data
Law360, San Francisco (October 23, 2019, 10:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government is “unquestionably concerned" about national security risks posed by foreign technology companies acquiring Americans’ data through corporate buy-ups, but it has yet to come up with a solution, a U.S. Department of Justice official said at a conference Tuesday.
“That data, if it’s improperly used, can be an intelligence weakness for us,” John Demers, the assistant attorney general of the DOJ's National Security Division, said Tuesday at a Reuters-sponsored conference in San Francisco called Washington Comes to Silicon Valley. Demers leads up the DOJ's China Initiative, which was created last year to counter Chinese economic espionage.
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