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The Internet Tightens: Popular Chinese WeChat App to Become Official ID

The Wall Street Journal

31 Dec 2017

In this Wall Street Journal article, “The Internet Tightens: Popular Chinese WeChat App to Become Official ID,” Morrison & Foerster partner Paul McKenzie was quoted on the risks of WeChat hosting a huge repository of government data.

Mr. McKenzie said, "In the course of deploying this technology, WeChat may end up with huge volumes of data associated with people’s ID cards and other personal information. If that’s the case, the security of WeChat’s network from hacks will be critical.”

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