Tech Containment is the New Norm
“Containment” may be an old Cold War term, but its relevance has made a comeback as cybersecurity and tech competition concerns from Chinese actors become more prevalent. There is a growing attention to the threat of personal data and information being exposed and gathered by Chinese apps and programs, such as TikTok. Congress and the Biden Administration have long debated how to contain these cyber threats and how to navigate decoupling from the Chinese tech industry.
We welcomed our Visiting Fellows, Mohammed Soliman and Shirley Martey Hargis, and our Senior Policy Advisor, Mike Sexton, to discuss the future of Tech Containment and how realistically the United States could successfully decouple from China. The panel analyzed how to introduce homegrown tech that would keep up with China’s ever-growing industry yet still guarantee the safe use of Americans’ data and personal information. Our attendees engaged with their own questions that sparked useful discussion on the issue and allowed the group to debate the future of relying on China for our cyber and tech needs. Watch below to hear what these experts have to say!