China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty Using Your Data
About the Episode
Today, TikTok CEO Shou Chew testified before Congress in light of the Biden administration’s threat to ban the social media app over concerns that it poses a threat to national security. On Deep Dish, we’re revisiting our conversation with author Aynne Kokas who explains why China has been so effective at collecting and “trafficking” the data of citizens, and how this data could give them a geopolitical advantage. Plus, we hear from data privacy attorneys on the state of regulation protecting user data.
[This episode originally aired: December 15, 2022]
- Trafficking Data: How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty, Aynne Kokas, Oxford University Press, November 1, 2022
- Opinion: Why the U.S. will probably never ban TikTok, Aynne Kokas, Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2023
- TikTok CEO Testifies at House Commerce Committee, C-SPAN3, March 23, 2023
“The risk with TikTok is real, but American social media companies pose real risk, too,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.
Amy Zegart, author of “Spies, Lies and Algorithms”, reveals how technology is transforming espionage.
Adam Segal explains the battles between China and the US over products like Huawei and TikTok, their role in US foreign policy, and why US allies are choosing sides.
Laura Rosenberger and Jacob Helberg join Deep Dish to discuss digital interference, misinformation, and data privacy within the lens of geopolitics.