TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 9, 2021

President Joe Biden has replaced former President Donald Trump’s executive orders that sought to ban downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat, The Hill reports. In place of bans, Biden directed the Commerce Department to conduct an “evidence-based” analysis of risks posed by software and apps designed and developed by a foreign adversary that may represent an “undue or unacceptable risk to the national security” to the American people. In addition to TikTok and WeChat, Biden’s order covers eight other communications and financial software applications.