House GOP Seeks Review of Big Tech’s Ties to China

House Republicans are strengthening their efforts to root out Big Tech’s connections to China by calling for greater transparency from tech companies about whether Americans’ data is stored on Chinese systems.

Chinese companies are beholden to open their systems up to their government, a concern known as force technology transfer, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is calling on Big Tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to be transparent with their users on that vulnerability.

It is the third piece of the “Big Tech Accountability Platform,” Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers wrote in a memo Wednesday to GOP members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, calling it the “Big Tech and China” initiative, CNBC reported.

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