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Biden cancels and replaces Trump's orders regarding "Tik Tok" and other applications

Washington-ALSHARQIYA   June 9: US President Joe Biden signed, on Wednesday, an executive order on ensuring the security of American users' data with respect to foreign-owned applications such as "Tik Tok", repealing and replacing three executive orders that had been approved by former President Donald Trump to impose A decision framework based on more structured criteria: according to a White House statement.

The executive order is the latest in a series of China-related steps Biden is taking ahead of his first trip to Europe, where curbing Beijing's abuses will be one of the top agenda items in meetings with G7 and NATO leaders.

In the details of the executive order, the EO will replace three previous Trump-era foreign offices and direct the Commerce Department "instead" to evaluate foreign adversary-related software applications under new rules.

The Ethics Office sets standards for identifying foreign-related applications that may pose a "risk" to the national security of the United States.

These include transactions involving applications owned or controlled by “people who support the military or intelligence activities of a foreign enemy, engage in malicious electronic activities, or collect sensitive data.”

Trump's previous executive orders mainly sought to ban popular video-sharing app TikTok and messaging app WeChat from the United States.

The ban effort was temporarily halted in court because the national security concerns identified by the Trump administration were "hypothetical or vague."

Tik Tok is facing a ban in the United States for national security reasons.

This executive order is the latest in a series of steps related to China

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order on ensuring the security of US users' data in relation to foreign-owned apps such as TikTok, repealing and replacing three executive orders that had been passed by former President Donald Trump to impose a "standard-based decision framework." More organized: According to a statement by the White House.

The executive order is the latest in a series of China-related steps Biden is taking ahead of his first trip to Europe, where curbing Beijing's abuses will be one of the top agenda items in meetings with G7 and NATO leaders.

In the details of the executive order, the EO will replace three previous Trump-era foreign offices and direct the Commerce Department "instead" to evaluate foreign adversary-related software applications under new rules.

The Ethics Office sets standards for identifying foreign-related applications that may pose a "risk" to the national security of the United States.

These include transactions involving applications owned or controlled by “people who support the military or intelligence activities of a foreign enemy, engage in malicious electronic activities, or collect sensitive data.”

Trump's previous executive orders mainly sought to ban popular video-sharing app TikTok and messaging app WeChat from the United States.

The ban effort was temporarily halted in court because the national security concerns identified by the Trump administration were "hypothetical or vague."

Axios website quoted a senior US administration official as saying that the purpose of the executive order is to protect sensitive US data from being collected and used by foreign adversaries, including China.

The official said that a review of the ownership structure of "Tik Tok", owned by the Chinese "ByteDance" company, is still underway in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and refused to disclose more details.

The official said the EO is an important part of the administration's foreign policy strategy with China and part of its agenda to work with international partners.

He said the White House wants to protect American user data while promoting the principles of a free and open Internet that protects human rights and the digital economy.

“Not later than 120 days after the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies, as As the Secretary of Commerce deems appropriate, they shall submit a report to the Assistant to the President and National Security Adviser with recommendations to protect against harm from the unrestricted sale, transfer, or access to sensitive data of United States personnel, including personally identifiable information, personal health information, and genetic information, and harm caused by access to Big Data by persons owned, controlled, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary.”

He then continued, "Not later than 60 days after the date of this order, the Director of National Intelligence must submit threat assessments, and the Secretary of Homeland Security must submit vulnerability assessments, to the Secretary of Commerce to support the development of the report required under this subsection."

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