New US Bill to Compel Tech Companies to Disclose Foreign Software Probes

It was revealed this week that a newly proposed bill may compel US tech companies to divulge whether their software’s source code had been examined by foreign governments including Russia and China.

The bill, which was approved 25-2 last Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee, includes the new source code disclosure rules that makes up part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Under the new legislation, software that had been reviewed by foreign nations may have to be limited to non-classified areas of government since its vulnerabilities may already be known to to those that may pose a cybersecurity threat to the US.

Source: ZDNet

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