[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : US-China Tech rivalry; Huawei goes with Lawsuit over US products ban; US concerns on Iran’s Intranet Project; GDPR fines €56M in first year as Facebook faces 11 investigation ; EU Commission publish guidelines on non pers. data

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri May 31 14:09:33 UTC 2019

Hello all!

This week, Cyber geopolitics, content policy and infrastructure make most of the headlines in Internet Governance ecosystem.


US-CHINA tech rivarly

“The United States has significantly ratcheted up its trade war with China in recent weeks by firing two new shots. First, President Trump signed an executive order<https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-securing-information-communications-technology-services-supply-chain/> that is expected to restrict Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE Corp. from selling their equipment and services in the United States. Second, the Department of Commerce put Huawei on an export control blacklist<https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-huaweitech/chinas-huawei-70-affiliates-placed-on-us-trade-blacklist-idUSKCN1SL2W4> that forbids U.S. individuals and businesses from selling goods to these companies without a license from the U.S. government. Such a license can be denied if the sale or transfer would harm U.S. national security or foreign policy interests<https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/china-warns-us-against-trade-harm-over-huawei-ban-doc-1gi2d12>.”

Furthermore, “The US government’s efforts to reduce the influence of Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier, has extended beyond business to cover scientific research.” https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3012336/worlds-largest-technical-professional-society-bans-huawei-staff-peer

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