Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based software firm that filed two lawsuits against the U.S. government last year, has had their cases dismissed. The government banned the company's anti-virus software from federal networks last year in fear that the company could be used as a hacking tool.

This decision could have large implications for the future of data security as Congress is currently considering a ban on two Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE. Ballard Spahr Partner Edward McAndrew said this ruling could give Congress a clearer path to implementing those bans.

Although Kaspersky views these actions as unconstitutional, McAndrew said he was unsurprised by the ruling because the government typically has broad latitude when protecting national security.

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