Cyber Sovereignty’ Move
Adam Segal, director of the digital and cyberspace policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the US actions point to a notion of “cyber sovereignty” long promoted by China and opposed by the United States.
“This is really a Chinese idea, that (a country) has the right to separate itself from the global internet by banning or limiting foreign technology,” Segal said.
“The US used to argue the opposite, that we want a free and open internet.”
Segal noted that the global internet has been “on shaky ground” amid moves in Russia, India and other countries to limit data flows.
But the actions by Washington this week “undermine the US ability to promote these ideas, and could have some backlash for US companies,” he said.