DHS Issues Warning to U.S. Businesses about China Threat

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning on Tuesday to American businesses about data security risks from Chinese communications equipment and services. The 15-page advisory warns U.S. companies about the threat of data theft through partnerships with Chinese companies. China’s state-owned entities are known to share information and technology with the country’s government and military, and a 2017 national intelligence law requires Chinese businesses to support the country’s intelligence operations—which include gathering data on U.S. citizens. The Chinese government “has both the intent and ability to covertly access data directly through entities under the influence or jurisdiction of [the People’s Republic of China] laws, often without the knowledge or consent of the non-PRC businesses or institutions that… Read More