Beijing-based ByteDance has boosted its US lobbying spending, as lawmakers and officials raised concerns on whether American TikTok users’ personal information can be accessed by the Chinese government. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing-based ByteDance has boosted its US lobbying spending, as lawmakers and officials raised concerns on whether American TikTok users’ personal information can be accessed by the Chinese government. Photo: Shutterstock
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TikTok owner ByteDance spends record US$2.14 million on US lobbying amid scrutiny over app’s privacy and security practices

  • Beijing-based ByteDance’s second-quarter lobbying spending increased nearly 130 per cent from the first three months of this year
  • TikTok has been the object of increased scrutiny from lawmakers and officials over the data privacy granted to US users

Beijing-based ByteDance has boosted its US lobbying spending, as lawmakers and officials raised concerns on whether American TikTok users’ personal information can be accessed by the Chinese government. Photo: Shutterstock
Beijing-based ByteDance has boosted its US lobbying spending, as lawmakers and officials raised concerns on whether American TikTok users’ personal information can be accessed by the Chinese government. Photo: Shutterstock
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