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Karen H. Shin is an associate in the Health Sciences Department. Her practice focuses on a diverse range of data privacy and information security matters, including compliance with various privacy laws and regulations, such as the CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and state data protection and breach notification laws. 

Updated October 27, 2020

On August 6, President Trump issued an executive order banning WeChat, a Chinese app developed by parent company Tencent Holdings Ltd. that combines the capabilities of other social media, ride sharing, and payment apps. The ban could potentially affect all forms of businesses, including global construction, manufacturers, and equipment suppliers performing business in China and the U.S. WeChat, with its over one billion users, is indispensable to some businesses, especially to those in China because mobile payment apps like WeChat reign supreme over other payment forms, and WeChat is now used as a primary means to communicate.
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