TikTok ban threat highlights US need for federal privacy legislation

03/04/2023 | Digiday

The likelihood of an outright TikTok ban in the US may be receding as the number of practical, logistical and philosophical factors stack up. However, regardless of whether lawmakers implement a ban, the underlying systemic problems that the US has with data privacy will remain. Commenting in the article, Tom Chavez, Ketch CEO said, “Americans need privacy protections and informed consent over which data they share — and this needs to be true no matter which country the particular tech platform hails from, whether it’s China, the United States or any other nation.”

In related news, Infosecurity Magazine reports TikTok will continue to safeguard US user data from China, according to Erich Andersen, general counsel for TikTok.

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