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Josh Hawley Takes Aim At Chinese Communists With New Bill To Prevent Data Harvesting

On Monday, November 18, 2019 Josh Hawley unveiled legislation that seeks to protect Americans’ online data from getting into the hands of China and other countries that pose national security threats to U.S. interests.

Axios reports that “Hawley’s bill takes aim Apple and TikTok by prohibiting American companies from storing user data or encryption keys in China, and preventing Chinese companies from collecting more information on American users than necessary to provide service here.”

The Missouri Senator’s introduction of the National Security and Personal Data Protection Act comes after his repeated concerns about TikTok’s and Apple’s ties to China. He recently participated in a hearing earlier this month where he voiced concerns before the Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee regarding the two companies’ relationship to China.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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