TikTok Admits Chinese Staff Can Access User Data

The TikTok logo is pictured at the company's booth during the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba prefecture on September 15, 2022. (Photo by Yuichi YAMAZAKI / AFP) (Photo by YUICHI YAMAZAKI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • TikTok admitted that its staff in China can access private accounts data in the United Kingdom and European Union.
  • The social-media platform – long thought to be controlled by the Chinese Communist Party – has been scrutinized by government authorities in the West.


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