Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP
Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP

US senators want Tencent-backed Internet of Things firm Tuya sanctioned, calling the Chinese platform a security threat

  • Three Republican senators say Tuya is required by law to turn Americans’ data over to Beijing, a frequently cited concern in the US
  • Tuya denied the claims, saying its user data is regionally isolated and has never been requested by foreign governments

Topic |   Cybersecurity
Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP
Tuya employee Ella Yuan demonstrates the company’s facial recognition system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 9, 2019. Three US senators are calling for the Chinese Internet of Things platform operator to be added to a list of sanctioned Chinese companies, citing national security concerns. Photo: AFP
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