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TikTok on defense after report on foreign access of US user data

Republican lawmakers were concerned after a BuzzFeed report showed that non-public US user data was accessed abroad

TikTok is seeking to assuage fears over the security of American users’ data on the Chinese-owned platform, after Republican senators and a regulator argued the app poses a national security risk.

The concerns by lawmakers came after BuzzFeed reported last month that China-based employees of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance were repeatedly able to access non-public data of American users.

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