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Breaking: President Biden Issues Executive Order Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data

Today President Biden issued an Executive Order (“EO”) with respect to the threat posed to the United States’ information and communications technology and services (“ICTS”) supply chain.  The EO “directs the use of a criteria-based decision framework and rigorous, evidence-based analysis to address the risks posed by ICTS transactions involving software applications that are designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons that are owned or controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction of a foreign adversary . . . that may present an undue or unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States and the American people.”

As summarized in a press release accompanying the EO, it:

  • Enables the U.S. to take strong steps to protect Americans’ sensitive data;

  • Provides criteria for identifying software applications that may pose unacceptable risk; and

  • Develops further options to protect sensitive personal data and address the potential threat from certain connected software applications.

A copy of the EO is available here EO PROTECTING AMERICANS’ SENSITIVE DATA FROM FOREIGN ADVERSARIES (003).

 

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Kristin L. Bryan Litigation Attorney Squire Patton Boggs Cleveland, OH & New York, NY
Senior Associate

Kristin Bryan is a litigator experienced in the efficient resolution of contract, commercial and complex business disputes, including multidistrict litigation and putative class actions, in courts nationwide.

She has successfully represented Fortune 15 clients in high-stakes cases involving a wide range of subject matters.

As a natural extension of her experience litigating data privacy disputes, Kristin is also experienced in providing business-oriented privacy advice to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on companies handling customers’ personal data. In this...

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