TikTok Exec declares agreement with US government to address concerns over user data

A top TikTok executive has pushed back against senators who grilled the company over its ties to China, expressing confidence that a deal with the US government would protect US users’ data.

The popular short-lived video platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd. has come under scrutiny in Washington for some of its data practices. During a nearly three-hour Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Democratic and Republican lawmakers pressed the company on issues with Chinese employees’ access to U.S. user data and whether any employees had ties to the Chinese Communist Party.


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