TikTok denies ties with China, U.S. lawmakers unconvinced
06.11.2019 - Evdokimov Roman
TikTok denies ties with China, U.S. lawmakers unconvinced

Social media app TikTok reiterated its independence from China as stressed on its letter sent to the U.S. lawmakers but failed to convince Senator Josh Hawley who spearheaded the hearing session on Tuesday on the security of U.S. citizens’ personal data.

ByteDance Ltd, which runs TikTok is a Chinese-based company that sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers stating that it hired a U.S.-based auditing firm to analyze TikTok data security practices.

“TikTok claims they don’t store American user data in China. That’s nice. But all it takes is one knock on the door of their parent company based in China from a Communist Party official for that data to be transferred to the Chinese government’s hands,” said Republican Hawley during the senate hearing.

In the letter signed by TikTok U.S. General Manager Vanessa Pappas, the company said it keeps all U.S. user data in the United Sates, with backup redundancy in Singapore.

Hawley asked for TikTok executives to testify before the hearing committee under oath. He also labeled the company ‘a threat to national security’.

Risk disclaimer "Market Solutions Ltd – Suite 305 Griffith Corporate Centre P.O. Box 1510 Beachmont, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines is a financial services institution outside the European Union Area, which is subject to the supervision of the IFMRRC Certificate 0395 AA V0128 Trading in Forex/ CFDs and Other Derivatives is highly speculative and carries a high level of risk. It is possible to lose all your capital. 70% of trading deals can be unprofitable. These products may not be suitable for everyone and you should ensure that you understand the risks involved. Seek independent advice if necessary. Speculate only with funds that you can afford to lose. This Website may contain information in particular regarding financial services and products that could be regarded b a E.U. supervisory authority as an offer of financial services targeted in Europe. ESMA intervention measures do not apply to customers of Market solutions Ltd and it is your responsibility to choose a company which is most suitable for your trading needs. By clicking continue you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the risk disclosures, terms of service, cash policies, privacy policies and this notice and that you are visiting this website on your own initiative, without any encouragement whatsoever from Umarkets.com or Market Solutions limited." Cookies notification: “We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we assume that you are happy with it. Continue