TikTok has distanced itself from the Chinese authorities, maintaining that its servers are located outside the country. Photo: Reuters

University student sues TikTok in US over alleged transfer of data to China

  • Lawsuit accuses video app of retrieving user data and transferring it to servers run by companies that cooperate with the Chinese government
  • It comes after US opened national security investigation into the app
Topic |   TikTok app

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TikTok has distanced itself from the Chinese authorities, maintaining that its servers are located outside the country. Photo: Reuters
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TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters

TikTok distances itself from China amid pressure from the US, while branching out to other markets: reports

  • The app, valued at US$78 billion late last year, continues to face scepticism from US lawmakers and officials
  • Amid mounting pressure from the US, short video app TikTok is reportedly taking steps to distance itself from China while branching out to other markets
Topic |   China technology

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TikTok has been under pressure from US authorities over concerns about data privacy and security. Photo: Reuters
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