TikTok has released a new statement from Michael Beckerman, Vice President, Head of Public Policy, Americas that has outlined their approach to keeping United States user data safe , private, and secure.
Here is a snippet from the official statement issued on their blog this week.
“The security of the data our community entrusts us with is a top priority at TikTok, despite recent reports questioning that commitment. We have sent a letter to Congress addressing these issues and others, and also want to share with our community the steps we take to secure our U.S. user data as well as where we’re headed in our commitment to keeping U.S. user data safe, private, and secure.
As we announced in May, we recently stood up a new division called U.S. Data Security (USDS) to bring heightened focus and governance to our ongoing efforts to strengthen our data protection policies and protocols, further protect our users, and build confidence in our systems and controls in the United States.
The creation of USDS was an important milestone in the goals we laid out in a blog post two years ago: minimizing employee access to U.S. user data and minimizing data transfers across regions – including to China. We are addressing who has access (and why they need it) and where those people are as two critical parts of our security protocols.”
You can read the full statement on their website.