According to a letter seen by Reuters on Friday, the company informed the US Senators that they are already working on a final agreement with the President that would “fully safeguard user data and U.S. national security interests” in response to the leaked audio alleging that Chinese developers had repeatedly accessed US user data and the Senators’ filing to remove TikTok in the US due to national security risk.
In a letter to senators, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew stated that the company is working with Oracle Corp on “new advanced data security controls that we hope to finalize in the near future.” The organization was able to move all user data to Oracle servers last month.
The company did say that China-based employees “can have access to TikTok U.S. user data subject to a series of robust cybersecurity controls and authorization approval protocols overseen by our U.S.-based security team.”
They also added that they are:
“to delete U.S. users protected data from our own systems and fully pivot to Oracle cloud servers located in the U.S.”
TikTok is now one of the most popular social media apps, with over 1 billion active users worldwide, with the United States being one of its top markets. If the data problem is not resolved, it will certainly have an impact on the company’s market.