Kaspersky Lab has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after its anti-virus software was banned in civilian agencies. The appeal asks a US federal court to repeal the ban, arguing that it violates its right to due process and is therefore unconstitutional. The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive in September, giving 90 days to remove the products. The concern surrounded the companies use of its software to perform Russian espionage. However, Kaspersky says these accusations are baseless. “DHS failed to provide Kaspersky Lab with adequate due process and relied primarily on subjective, non-technical public sources like uncorroborated and often anonymously sourced media reports and rumors in issuing and finalizing the Directive,” said CEO Eugene Kaspersky in an open letter. “DHS has harmed Kaspersky Lab's reputation and its commercial operations without any evidence of wrongdoing by the company. Therefore, it is in Kaspersky Lab's interest to defend itself in this matter.”
Kaspersky Lab Sues US Government following Ban of Anti-Virus Software
Kaspersky Lab accuses the US Government of ignoring due process and there performing an unconstitutional action. It holds that unconfirmed media reports made up the bulk of the evidence.