TikTok CEO seeks to reassure on EU rules on privacy, child safety
TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew on a visit to Brussels on Tuesday sought to reassure the European Union the app would respect the bloc’s increasingly stringent tech rules and commitments to privacy and child safety.
The short-video app, which is owned by Chinese technology conglomerate ByteDance, has for the last three years worked to counter U.S. concerns over whether the personal data of its citizens can be accessed and its content manipulated by China’s Communist Party or any other entity under Beijing’s influence.
Pressure on the company increased following its admission last month that some of its employees improperly accessed TikTok user data of two journalists to try to identify the source of information leaks to the media.
Source: TikTok CEO seeks to reassure on EU rules on privacy, child safety | Reuters