Bloomberg Government quoted Brian Egan in an article titled “Without a Cat, Mice Feel Free: The ‘Death’ of Kaspersky Lab.” The article, published March 28, explains why President Trump signed a defense law banning the software of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab Inc., a company the government believes can aid Russian intelligence agencies engaged in espionage. Kaspersky responded by asking the US District Court for the District of Columbia to find that the directive didn’t satisfy due process requirements.
Egan says the due process question concerns whether the Department of Homeland Security was required to do more to identify concerns and provide Kaspersky with a chance to respond before issuing the directive. ‘‘This is a critical issue faced by many businesses that are potentially subject to a national security decision by the federal government—how much does the government have to tell me about the basis for its decision before taking action?’’
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