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Kaspersky Lab Seeks Injunction Against US Government Ban
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1/21/2018 | 3:50:37 PM
...while hurting its consumer and commercial business as wel
"...while hurting its consumer and commercial business as well..."  The phrasing infers that the main loss to KL was its US government contract - which were actually a negligible part of their US revenue. 

Immediately following the public announcement of the ban on federal use, they encouraged the private sector to move away from KL products. 

Every sovereign government has the right, even the obligation, to regulate the tools its officials can or should use, as much as they should regulate who and what crosses their borders.  If the US has concerns about private sector data governance (data which is transmitted through or stored in foreign territories - as they should), it is that fact, not the location of a company's headquarters, which ought to guide their policies. 


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