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Professor Julien Chaisse Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Tech Companies’ Decision to Pause Review of Government Requests for User Data in Hong Kong


Professor Julien Chaisse, an associate member of RCCL, explains why TikTok said it will exit the Hong Kong market while Facebook, Twitter and Google have paused review of government requests for user data in the financial hub. With Beijing’s new national-security law, companies balance free speech and business opportunities. Read the full article here: Liza Lin and Eva Xiao, “TikTok Maker Seeks to Strike Balance as China, U.S. Step Up Geopolitical Pressure”, Wall Street Journal, 7 July 2020 <>.