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TikTok Appeal for Selling Users Data to China
December 6, 2019
TikTok Appeal for Selling Users Data to China Some days ago a consumer class of TikTok action claim was filed against ByteDance’s TikTok. The Company is facing data collecting charges since the procecution claims that TikTok collect user data and sends it back to China. This is called data selling by TikTok application.
the past few years, the doubt in Chinese brands has been arising in the west. Many
Chinese application and devices involve in this to selling user data to third
party. Huawei is a prime example of this growing pattern in Asia.
According to report many American users have been coming forward with allegations regarding the recent mis-conduct of the TikTock application. Even though the company denied all claims, it has to face a procecution as a result of massive number of claims.
U.S TikTok users started coming forward after a New Jersey TikTok user, used the platform to create a video raising awareness regarding Beijing’s mass detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang. As the video went viral or populate on application, ByteDance took it down and later said it was a mistake and the company had no objective to erase the video.
As a outcome, ByteDance is facing massive pressure from the United States Government and is undergoing an investigation by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The committee might ask ByteDance to halt TikTok’s United States operations if any kind of national security threat is proved on your application.