Kaspersky Suits Over US
Government Ban Dismissed
May 31, 2018
U.S. District Judge
Colleen Kollar-Kotelly dismissed two lawsuits by Kaspersky Lab
over bans on the use of the Kaspersky's products in U.S.
Kaspersky Lab said,
"“Kaspersky Lab is disappointed with the Court’s decisions on
its constitutional challenges to the U.S. Government
prohibitions on the use of its products and services by federal
agencies. We will vigorously pursue our appeal rights. Kaspersky
Lab maintains that these actions were the product of
unconstitutional agency and legislative processes and unfairly
targeted the company without any meaningful fact finding. Given
the lack of evidence of wrongdoing by the company and the
imputation of malicious cyber activity by nation-states to a
private company, these decisions have broad implications for the
global technology community. Policy prohibiting the U.S.
Government's use of Kaspersky Lab products and services actually
undermines the government's expressed goal of protecting federal
systems from the most serious cyber threats.