The current language of the European Commission’s proposed Digital Markets Act, for example, would require platforms to allow their users to install software from outside sources and third-party app stores.
Both the House and Senate versions of recently proposed antitrust legislation would require platforms to host multiple app stores, crippling their ability to set important security standards and barriers.
Considering that criminals have much less trouble adapting than lawmakers, they are usually one step ahead and have been targeting cell phones relentlessly with malicious apps.Josh Henry, U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine
Mandated interoperability could allow the Chinese government to access data belonging to American users, says Rep. Swalwell (D-Calif.) ‘I’m really concerned about China, and if this bill would require a U.S. company to be interoperable with a Chinese company, and we all can imagine the dangers if the Chinese government has access to U.S. person data, particularly, you know, people who work in the government or work at companies that have valuable trade secrets.”
“The Biden administration should actively oppose efforts by our close allies to enact regulations that force U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets and sensitive company data to foreign competitors, or any third party. The security of our internet connected systems and data should be a top priority, particularly in light of the ever-rising number of cyberattacks on U.S. agencies and businesses.”