The leader of the democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, said that The Tiktok app, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, should be bought by an American company to protect users and their data.
“TikTok should be bought by an American company so that everyone can continue to use it, and so that your data is safe… you need to find a safe way to continue (functioning) TikTok,” Schumer wrote on his Twitter account.
The leader of the Democrats pointed out that when TikTok is owned by the Chinese, the service falls under Chinese law, which may imply the transfer of user data to the Chinese government. Therefore, the privacy of the service users ‘ information is in question.
A US company should buy TikTok so everyone can keep using it and your data is safe.
This is about privacy. With TikTok in China, it’s subject to Chinese Communist Party laws that may require handing over data to their government.
A safe way must be found for TikTok to continue.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 3, 2020
TikTok is an application for creating and viewing short videos, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Released in 2018, it is the leader in the short video app segment in China and is gaining popularity around the world.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that he could ban TikTok on the grounds that It is a Chinese company that by law must transfer user data to the Chinese authorities. The TikTok States that it has not transferred or plans to transfer user data to the Chinese authorities. Microsoft on Sunday confirmed after consulting with trump that it will continue to negotiate the purchase of the app.