John Kabealo was quoted in The Capitol Forum yesterday, discussing the challenges in CFIUS cases that involve access to consumer information and personally identifiable information. The article discusses the acquisition of Amer Sports, a Finnish company that owns the “Movescount” app, by China’s Anta Sports. While the legal regimes addressing privacy and national security issues are largely distinct, at times they overlap. CFIUS reviews often require national security regulators to gauge the sensitivity of foreign access to U.S. consumer data. These cases will only grow in complexity as new technologies are developed to capture ever more nuanced customer data, data analytic capabilities grow in sophistication, and various nations’ privacy and surveillance policies diverge. The article presents a very thorough analysis of the issue, and can be found here.