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Former Employee Accuses ByteDance of Giving “Supreme Access” to CCP

As part of a wrongful dismissal suit filed in May, Yintao Yu, the former head of engineering for ByteDance’s U.S. operations, alleged that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has "supreme access" to all the company's data, including data stored in the U.S.

Montana Bans TikTok; TikTok and Influencers Sue

The state of Montana passed a law last week banning TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, from being downloaded within its borders. TikTok and others have now filed lawsuits challenging this ban in U.S. court.

UK Fines TikTok £12.7 Million for Misusing Children’s Data

Last week, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a £12,700,000 fine on TikTok for "a number of breaches of data protection law, including failing to use children’s personal data lawfully."

MOFCOM Comments on TikTok Sale, U.S. Trade, and Trade Negotiations

At today's press conference, officials of China's Ministry of Commerce provided comments on a potential TikTok sale to a U.S. company, trade with the United States, China's trade negotiations, and two state visits with foreign leaders.

EU, Canada Join U.S. in Banning TikTok on Government Devices

Social media platform TikTok is facing major new regulatory hurdles this week, as the European Union, Canada and the United States announced bans of TikTok on official devices.

Two U.S. Senators Push Treasury Secretary on TikTok Issues

In a letter sent last week, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) wrote to Treasury Secretary and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Chair Janet Yellen about concerns with TikTok.

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Ban TikTok

Two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to ban TikTok from operating in the United States.
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