Colorado Should Follow Other States In Banning Chinese Technology to Protect Its Data

In February, Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado called on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores, stating no “Chinese Communist Party dictates should have the power to accumulate such extensive data on the American people.” Of equal concern is the more than $4,000,000 Colorado spent on dangerous Lenovo, Inc. technology, as uncovered by China Tech Threat’s (CTT) recent research.Between 2016 and 2023, Colorado spent $4,702,700 on risky Chinese technology from Lenovo, as outlined in CTT’s fact sheet. The purchasing agencies include the Department of Natural Resources, the Legislature, and the Department of Corrections. These agencies hold extensive sensitive information and legislative and personal data at risk of theft through the use of this technology by Chinese… Read More