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GOP senator introduces bill targeting Apple's ties to China over national security concerns


Added 11-18-19 10:31:03pm EST - “Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced new legislation that would prohibit tech companies like Apple from storing user data in China. This new legislation comes after Apple was required to move some iCloud data to government-owned…” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “GOP senator introduces bill targeting Apple’s ties to China over national security concerns - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Republican Senator Josh Hawley has introduced new legislation that would prohibit tech companies like Apple from storing user data in China. This new legislation comes after Apple was required to move some iCloud data to government-owned servers in China last year.

As reported by Axios, the goal of this restriction is to prevent Chinese companies from collecting more information on American users than necessary to provide service. Companies like Apple storing data in China represent a “threat to America’s national security,” Senator Hawley said.

“Chinese law allows the Communist Party to seize data from American companies operating in China whenever it wants, for whatever reason it wants,” Hawley said.

In addition to Apple, Hawley also takes aim at viral social media application TikTok through this legislation:

“If your child uses TikTok, there’s a chance the Chinese Communist Party knows where they are, what they look like, what their voices sound like, and what they’re watching,” Hawley said in a statement.

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