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BuzzFeed News: Sen. Chuck Schumer Raises Security Concerns About The Army Using TikTok To Try To Recruit Young People

November 12, 2019

Data Security & Privacy counsel John Dermody is quoted in this BuzzFeed News article, which discusses Senator Chuck Schumer’s security-related concerns around the US Army using Chinese-owned social media app TikTok for recruiting.

“I think that what this does reflect is the national security community’s concern for data sources — not just data related to plans for the F35 or Department of Defense secret personnel data, but also personal data where there is a lot of it and the ability to analyze it is increasing,” Dermody said. “If you can identify networks of individuals or connections, then it can have a direct impact on national security concerns.”

John Dermody joined O’Melveny after a decade in government service, recently serving as a deputy legal advisor at the National Security Council (NSC). Previously, John served in the General Counsel’s offices of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense.

Read the full article here.