Oregon’s Spending on Restricted Chinese Technology Leaves Sensitive State Data Vulnerable

In March 2023, Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley joined other senators in introducing the Transnational Repression Policy Act, looking to counter transnational repression as a foreign policy priority. Also a policy priority is ending Oregon’s purchasing of restricted Chinese technology making its data vulnerable to Chinese technology aggression.In a recent report, China Tech Threat (CTT) discovered the state of Oregon spent $69,705 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo. Our fact sheet reveals that these risky technologies are in various state agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Legislative Administration Committee, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Department of Education. Lenovo has been banned by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to its connection to the Chinese government and… Read More