Kaspersky’s Lawsuit May Be Tossed Out…
This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to dismiss Kaspersky’s lawsuit against Congress over the ban of their products. The Hill reports,
“…Kaspersky does not have a legal basis to challenge the Trump administration’s ban on its products because, even if reversed, Congress’s ban would remain in effect.”
Kaspersky has made claims the U.S. government acted unlawfully by banning their products on government devices. The Russian-based security software vendor believes the U.S. Congress did not provide proper evidence of wrongdoing, nor did they complete proper testing of their products.
Although, Kaspersky’s claims are likely irrelevant because Congress is not required to “test” anything prior to legislating. The Department of Justice believes the lawsuit can be dismissed, as the Department of Homeland Security’s decision for the Kaspersky ban was deemed a matter of national security.
At this time, Kaspersky security products are banned from government devices. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security has also issued a warning, urging business agencies cease the use of the security program as well.
As the story progresses, we will do our best to keep you all informed.