By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-16-20

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said the U.S. has to start re-imbedding its values of openness, transparency, and respect for human and civil rights into global tech standards or let China continue its march toward using new tech for authoritarian control and market domination.

Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a former tech exec, was speaking to the National Democratic Institute Wednesday (Sept. 16), where he made clear he thought that such necessary re-imbedding would not happen if Donald Trump remained president.

Warner said U.S. leadership in setting tech standards had diminished under Trump, as well as the Obama and Bush Administrations, partly because he and others had been wrong in assuming that bringing China into the liberal international order would lead it to open up to Democracy. » Read More