US Dept of Commerce announces ban on WeChat and TikTok

Following President Trump’s Executive Orders issued in August 2020 (see post), the US Commerce Department has announced prohibitions on transactions relating to TikTok (Final Rule) and WeChat (Final Rule). The press release says that the Chinese government uses these applications to collect US citizens’ personal data, thereby posing a threat to the national security, foreign policy, and the economy of …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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