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Leader Rodgers on Big Tech’s Troubling Relationship with China


06.17.21

Washington, D.C. — This week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers announced a new pillar in her Big Tech Accountability Platform. In a memo to Republican members and staff, Leader Rodgers outlined her concerns regarding the deeply troubling relationship Big Tech has with China.  

Rodgers explains on Cheddar News why exploring this relationship with China is critical for holding Big Tech accountable and protecting the personal information and data of Americans: 

“We know that Big Tech collects a tremendous amount of data… we also know that China has collected a huge amount of Americans’ personal, identifiable data in recent years… I think what the Trump Administration started—being tough on China and holding them accountable—we need to make sure we are continuing that as it relates to big data, intellectual property rights, supply chains. We’ve become dangerously dependent on China and we need to make sure we are putting Americans first, especially as it relates to their own data and information.” 

WATCH the full interview here: 

Additional coverage of E&C Republicans’ pressure on Big Tech and China 

CNBC House Republicans zero in on Big Tech’s relationships with China 

“The expansion of the platform signals how seriously Republicans are taking issues surrounding the major tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.” 

The Daily Caller Republicans Lay Out Strategy To Prevent China From Accessing Americans’ Information, Memo Shows 

“House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers laid out the ‘Big Tech and China’ strategy, which is the third pillar in the GOP’s broader Big Tech accountability platform, in a memorandum sent to the committee’s Republican members. The memo outlined four key areas where committee Republicans will explore policy solutions and conduct oversight on.” 

Newsmax House GOP Seeks Review of Big Tech’s Ties to China 

“House Republicans are strengthening their efforts to root out Big Tech’s connections to China by calling for greater transparency from tech companies about whether Americans’ data is stored on Chinese systems.” 

CLICK HERE to read to read the memo. 

CLICK HERE to read the Big Tech Accountability Platform. 

CLICK HERE for more about Big Tech legislative concepts. 

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