Risky Chinese Technology Purchases Put California Data At Risk

On May 6, a San Bernardino man was arrested on allegations he stole sensitive information from his Southern California employers intended to aid China. The event is an ominous reminder of the need to remain vigilant to protect sensitive information, and why California needs to take action to stop the purchase of dangerous Chinese technology.  China Tech Threat’s (CTT) recent research uncovered that the state of California spent $2,910,769 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo and Lexmark between 2019 and 2022. The technology has been deployed by the state legislature, Office of the Governor, and the Department of Natural Resources, as detailed by CTT’s fact sheet. Key legislative, state resources, and government data held by these agencies is vulnerable to… Read More