HIS JUST IN: This week President Trump signed an Executive Order that bans U.S. firms from using telecom equipment manufactured by foreign businesses deemed national security threats – namely Huawei.
While the decision deserves praise, a larger discussion is urgently needed about how Chinese-owned companies such as ZTE, Lenovo and others may imperil national security, corporate intellectual property and personal privacy.
LEARN MORE: We just launched ChinaTechThreat.com to investigate the security of Chinese-developed products and services.
As Chinese companies gain global tech market share (phones, infrastructure, servers, laptops, mobile services), the world must consider the ramifications. Many of the companies are owned or supported by the Chinese government and China’s intelligence law compels its citizens and businesses to provide unmitigated intelligence to the government.
Roslyn Layton – @RoslynLayton
John Strand – strandconsult.dk/