DC Circ. Skeptical Of Trump Claims On TikTok Security Risks

Law360 (December 14, 2020, 8:12 PM EST) -- Judges on a D.C. Circuit panel seemed skeptical Monday that the Trump administration has justified its attempt to ban the TikTok mobile app, a move the U.S. Department of Commerce has likened to Cuba travel restrictions that survived a legal challenge almost 30 years ago.

The popular video-sharing app is fighting President Donald Trump's recent effort to block downloads of its software in the United States, which the administration has defended by saying the app's Chinese owner collects and stores a wide spectrum of personal data on Americans, posing security risks.

Monday's oral arguments turned on whether the set of circumstances with...

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