September 18, 2020
TikTok ban raises questions on China policy moves executed through executive orders
Executive orders banning Chinese-owned social media services TikTok and WeChat are raising concerns among cyber policy veterans about both the move to exclude these particular products from U.S. markets, and a larger issue of distilling cybersecurity policymaking through executive actions largely targeting Chinese companies.
“The spate of executive orders and announcements collectively relate to and address some legitimate and important issues,” said David Turetsky, former head of the Federal Communications Commission Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. “But the piecemeal...