US drops Trump’s TikTok ban order


Sumary of US drops Trump’s TikTok ban order:

  • The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders intended to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila)..
  • A new executive order directs the Commerce Department to undertake what officials describe as an “evidence-based”.
  • Officials are particularly concerned about apps that collect users’ personal data or have connections to Chinese military or intelligence activities..
  • In revoking some of President Donald Trump’s blanket-style orders against Chinese tech companies and replacing them with a narrower approach, the Biden administration has not actually weighed in yet on whether TikTok and other apps pose a danger to Americans..
  • and the aim of the review is to set up clear criteria to evaluate specific data security and privacy risks for each app..
  • The department will also make recommendations on how to further protect Americans’ genetic and personal health information, and will address the risks of certain software apps connected to China or other adversaries, according to senior administration officials..
  • The Trump administration’s attempted bans didn’t hold up legally as courts blocked them and also “ran up against this critique that they were mimicking China’s Great Firewall,”.
  • The Biden administration’s move reflects ongoing concern that Americans’ personal data could be exposed by popular apps tied to China, a chief US economic and political rival….

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