September 14, 2020

Commerce has questions to answer on data access and national security

Featuring Ainikki Riikonen

Source: Inside Cybersecurity

Journalist Brett Fortnam

A teenager in Oklahoma uploads a video of herself mimicking the latest dance craze to an app on her phone. Is that a national security risk? Should the government ban the app?

The Commerce Department this month is expected to shine a light on how the government grapples with such questions, and others, with the release of rules implementing executive orders labeling Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat as national security threats, and an interim final rule implementing a May 2019 order on the security of the information and communications technology supply chain.

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Authors

  • Ainikki Riikonen

    Research Assistant, Technology and National Security Program

    Ainikki Riikonen is a Research Assistant for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research focuses on emerging te...