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05/05/2022 Source:  Dark Reading
Author: Julianne Pepitone 1 min read

Q&A: How China Is Exporting Tech-Based Authoritarianism Across the World

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Under Secretary Keith Krach in Vienna

Under Secretary Keith Krach in Vienna

Despite the block on information flowing from China, stories about the nation’s surveillance state have leaked out. From social credit scores and online censorship to electronic billboards that display a citizen’s “violations” like jaywalking, surveillance is a part of everyday life for millions of Chinese people.

China is increasingly exporting not only its technology but the authoritarian values that underpin them, and this spread must be contained before it moves through more of the world, says Keith Krach, who served as DocuSign CEO from 2009 to 2019 before becoming Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment in the Trump administration in June 2019.

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