On June 9, the President issued an Executive Order on Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries (EO 14034), rescinding three executive orders issued in the previous administration that prohibited transactions with the mobile applications TikTok and WeChat and eight other Chinese-developed and -controlled applications.  At the same time, the EO makes clear that the current administration remains focused on protecting the information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chain against threats from foreign adversaries, defined to include China, as set forth in the May 2019 Executive Order 13873 (Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain) and its implementing regulations.  The EO also identifies criteria for the Department of Commerce to use in evaluating the risks of a connected software application.

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