Pompeo calls for ‘Clean Fortress’ to protect US data from China

The State Department expanded its “Clean Network” program efforts by calling for a “Clean Fortress” to protect information and communications in the United States from foreign countries such as China as the Trump administration contemplates a ban on Chinese-owned TikTok.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement on Wednesday, building on the Trump administration’s “comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party” by adding five new lines of effort, dubbed Clean Carrier, Clean Store, Clean Apps, Clean Cloud, and Clean Cable.

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