As a matter of fact, it is stated that the personal data of the users is indeed sent to China as well as other countries. As you can imagine this transparency doesn’t actually work in favor of the ByteDance-owned social network.
In turn, Europe is investigating the processing of TikTok data
But TikTok’s future is under threat not only across the Atlantic, but also in Europe. Indeed, Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, has just Confirm that several official investigations are ongoing against TikTok. These investigations include processing and transferring personal data of users to China, as well as the presence of targeted advertising targeting minors.
Commission investigators want to make sure: TikTok meets GDPR requirements, General Data Protection Regulation. “TikTok’s data practices, particularly regarding international data transfers, are the subject of several ongoing lawsuits. These include an investigation by the Irish Data Protection Commission into TikTok’s compliance with various GDPR requirements, including data transfers to China and processing of minors’ data.” he is telling.
Ursula Von Der Leyden replied Concerns expressed by Members of the European Parliament About the possible access of Chinese public authorities to European users’ TikTok data. Recall that in July 2022, TikTok urgently suspended the distribution of an update that allowed European users to remove permission to expose them to targeted advertising.
Source : interaction