MADRID, Dec. 1 (Portaltic/EP) –
TikTok has reiterated its work with the United States authorities to guarantee the protection of the data of its citizenswithin the agreement they have with Oracle, and has ensured that in regards to underage users, they take their security very seriously.
The executive director of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, has assured that they are working with the United States authorities to find a solution for the management of user data in the North American country.
The ByteDance-owned platform reached an agreement with Oracle this summer whereby the US company would store US user data in its cloud infrastructure by default, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
The agreement between Oracle and ByteDance served to paralyze the ban on downloading the popular application in the United Statesfollowing the US executive’s order in 2020 urging ByteDance to sell its operations in the country or leave it, arguing that TikTok was a national security threat due to its ties to China and the country’s privacy legislation Asian.
These concerns have recovered in recent weeks, and even the European Union has confirmed that it is investigating TikTok for the transfer of data to China and advertising directed at minors.
During his participation in The New York Times’ DealBook conference, Chew has assured that the concern shown by the US authorities is “a solvable problem”, and has pointed out what he has called ‘Project Texas’for which will transfer the data from its center in Virginia, in the United States, and Singapore to those of Oracle, to which only a team of American workers will have access, according to The Verge.
The system is “expensive to build and it is a challenge to do it, but we are doing it to address these concerns”, assured the manager, who also remarked that they have “very rigorous data access protocols” according to Bloomberg.
Regarding concerns about the safety of minors on the platform, Chew recalled that users under the age of 13 cannot be on the social network, and that they take measures to ensure this, despite the fact that many of them lie about their age. to have a profile. “We take the safety of minors extremely seriously,” Chew has concluded.