HB 86 Will Bolster Granite State Defenses Against Chinese Security Threats

WGME recently reported that Governor Sununu banned the use of TikTok and popular messaging applications from all computer devices controlled by their state governments, saying “the Chinese government may be able to access users’ personal information.” New Hampshire can take additional steps to protect the Granite State by banning state contracts with risky Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo, on which it has spent more than $200,000.   China Tech Threat discovered in recent research that between 2017 and 2023, New Hampshire has purchased $204,765 of these dangerous technologies from Lexmark and Lenovo. Our fact sheet reveals that the technology has been used in the Legislative Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the Treasury Department. New Hampshire’s sensitive legislative, judicial and treasury… Read More