TikTok is making changes despite new claims that workers in China accessed user data from China

TikTok is making changes despite new claims that workers in China accessed user data from China ...

According to a blog published by the company on Friday, the social media company moved US user information to Oracle''s cloud platform.

Better safeguarding theapp, systems, and the security of US user data.

"We''ve worked with Oracle for more than a year to better protect our app, systems, and the security of US user data. "We''ve now reached a significant milestone in that work," said the TikTok chief information security officer.

"Today, 100% of US user traffic is being routed to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. While we continue to utilize our data centers in the United States and Singapore, we anticipate to delete US users'' private data from our own data centers and fully pivot to Oracle cloud servers located in the United States."

According to BuzzFeed''s in-house meetings, ByteDance employees in China had accessed private information about TikTok users. However, TikTok has continuously claimed that it has never provided US user data to Chinese officials and that it would never do so even if asked.

"We also take our responsibility to safeguard our communities seriously, as well as in how we address potentially harmful content and how we safeguard against unauthorized access to user data," said Cloutier.

TikTok wrote that it had stored US user data for years in its own data centers in the United States and Singapore, which included physical and logical safety checks, such as gated entry points, firewalls, and intrusion detection techniques. These data centers were used to keep backup data storage locations so that there might be limitations.

Now, however, the company has stated that it is "colaboring closely with Oracle to develop data management protocols that Oracle will audit and manage to give users even greater peace of mind."

Implementing a new department

TikTok even stated that it is deploying a new technology, which has been recently established with US-based staff to manage US user data.

"Together, these changes will strengthen employee protections, provide additional safeguards, and further reduce data transfer outside the United States." Cloutier believes this is an important step from a system and data security perspective, and is a key component of our commitment to maintaining an interconnected experience for our global community while building a security-first culture.

The measures appear to be broad enough to reassure US viewers that their data is in good hands. Debunked by TikTok''s dedication to its US users

The firm did not acknowledge the Buzzfeed news report and its repercussions. Perhaps that should have been addressed in the blog, nonetheless. At least users of TikTok may be certain that their data is in good hands for the time being.

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