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Tensions and strategies: the TikTok case and US cybersecurity

Data management and cooperation: TikTok between security and privacy

TikTok is facing concerns in the US over data security. It has taken steps to protect privacy, such as limiting access to data and improving transparency. The debate about its use continues.

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Social media platform TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has found itself under the spotlight in the United States following concerns over national security and user data privacy. The main fear raised by US authorities is that sensitive information handled by TikTok could be subject to access or manipulation by the Chinese government. In order to alleviate these apprehensions, TikTok has made significant changes in data management, ensuring that this information is stored in servers located in the United States and Singapore, far from the reach of the Chinese government.

TikTok measures to protect user privacy

To strengthen the trust of its users and authorities, TikTok has implemented a number of security strategies. Among these, the company has introduced new data management procedures, ensuring that personnel based outside the United States do not have access to American user data without the approval of the US security body, now responsible for the monitoring of such accesses. Additionally, TikTok plans to implement a transparency and accountability program, aimed at providing greater clarity and control over the flow and use of information.

TikTok's response to proposed US ban

Faced with legislative proposals that aim to ban the use of TikTok on government devices in the USA, TikTok's response was prompt. The company underlined its commitment to data protection and cooperation with American institutions. As political discussions and security assessments continue, TikTok insists on the distinction between the company's operating context and the policies of the Chinese government, underlining the fallacy of automatically assimilating the two entities.

Evolution of the position of the United States

The cybersecurity debate surrounding the use of TikTok in the US continues to be a crucial issue for the stakeholders involved. US authorities persist in risk analysis, exploring various options to ensure that there is no violation of data privacy and security regulations. The US position towards TikTok could evolve over time, influenced by any new evidence or changes in the legislative and policy framework, as well as by the measures actually implemented by TikTok in compliance with security protocols.

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02/05/2024 16:27

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