TikTok paused the hiring of security consultants who were expected to help them maintain a promise made to the United States government of not collecting or utilizing user data.
TikTok Existence At Risk
ByteDance’s owned app TikTok, has spent the past three years assuring the US government that the users data are not collected and used by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) or any other organization in China.
Ongoing negotiations during the Trump’s administration and now Biden’s administration to reach an agreement that works for everyone involved.
TikTok developed the program as part of the negotiations to ensure the US government that they will maintain a security monitoring solution run by consultants, programmers and independent reviewers to assure that there is no collection or usage.
According to Reuters‘ sources, TikTok unexpectedly reneged on the arrangement and put a halt to the hiring process.