Tencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakes

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The CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-owned

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Tencent has entered negotiations with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States concerning its stakes in Epic Games and Riot Games.

According to Reuters, the CFIUS has been investigating whether users’ personal data handled by Epic and Riot could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-owned.

The organisation has the authority to ask Tencent to divest itself of US holdings if it deems it a risk.

The negotiations include “risk mitigation measures” so

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