GOP Reps. Press TikTok On Privacy Practices, China Ties

Law360 (May 21, 2020, 8:15 PM EDT) -- A pair of high-ranking House Republicans are the latest to sound the alarm over popular video-sharing app TikTok's data privacy practices, demanding in a letter Thursday that its parent company explain how the service protects children's data and whether it's sharing users' personal information with the Chinese Communist Party.

As the coronavirus pandemic forces more people to stay at home, apps such as TIkTok have exploded in popularity. The surge has also brought increased attention to these services' privacy and data security protocols, with TikTok in particular facing several proposed consumer class actions in Illinois over its handling of biometric data...

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