House Document 117-6: Additional Steps to the National Emergency with Respect to the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain, Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting an Executive Order Declaring Additional Steps to Be Taken Concerning the National Emergency with Respect to the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain Declared in Executive Order 13873 of May 15, 2019 (Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain) to Deal with the Threat Posed by Applications and Other Software Developed or Controlled by Chinese Companies, Pursuant to 50 U.S.c. 1703(b); Public Law 95-223, SEC. 204(b); (91 Stat. 1627) and 50 U.S.c. 1641(b); Public Law 94-412, SEC. 401(b); (90 Stat. 1257), January 6, 2021   [open pdf - 266KB]

From the Document: "The pace and pervasiveness of the spread in the United States of certain connected mobile and desktop applications and other software developed or controlled by persons in the People's Republic of China (PRC), to include Hong Kong and Macau (China), continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. By accessing personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, Chinese connected software applications can access and capture vast swaths of information from users, including sensitive personally identifiable information and private information. The continuing activity of the PRC and the Chinese Communist Party to steal or otherwise obtain United States persons' data makes clear that there is an intent to use bulk data collection to advance China's economic and national security agenda. To deal with this threat, additional steps are required against those who develop or control certain Chinese connected software applications to protect our national security. The Executive Order prohibits certain future transactions, as determined by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), involving the following Chinese connected software applications: Alipay, CamScanner, QQ [Qzone] Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS [Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheets] Office."

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