U.S. Government Takes Aim at  Riot Games, Epic Games, and Others Tied to Tencent

U.S. Government Takes Aim at  Riot Games, Epic Games, and Others Tied to Tencent

The U.S. Treasury’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) has asked gaming companies including Riot Games and Epic Games to provide information on security protocols, according to a Bloomberg report. The CFIUS sent letters to Epic, Riot, “and other game companies” asking them to provide data to the government because of their deep ties with Tencent Holdings. 

U.S. politicians have taken aim at Tencent’s WeChat and QQ apps, so this latest move is not surprising.

The CFIUS investigates acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign businesses for national security risks. 

This story is developing…

Published at Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:47:37 +0000

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