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Comment: WeChat allegations in new California suit aim to re-purpose privacy laws to fight government abuses

By Mike Swift
  • 22 Jan 2021 16:39
  • 22 Jan 2021 16:39
US privacy laws have typically been enforced against private companies collecting personal data for commercial use. But a human-rights group focused on China is trying to flip California’s privacy laws to a different purpose — to blunt government surveillance and censorship from outside the US.

Tencent America, which operates the WeChat app in

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