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Bloomberg Television: Security Concerns Around TikTok

November 14, 2019

O’Melveny counsel John Dermody was interviewed for a live segment on Bloomberg Technology about national security concerns surrounding popular social media app TikTok.

Dermody, a former official with the National Security Council and US Department of Homeland Security, told host Taylor Riggs that he believes Chinese tech dominance is among the issues that are “animating a lot of the concerns at the national security council.”

“Technology is the new frontier. And whether it's data or information and communications technology, I think you're seeing a trend in CFIUS, in supply chain, even in team telecom concerns, about taking a strong look at how to compete ... with China,” Dermody said.

Dermody is a member of O’Melveny’s Data Security and Privacy Group, focusing his practice on matters of national security, cybersecurity, and data security.

Watch the full episode here.