TikTok’s CEO will face US Congress amid security concerns over the app, and will insist it has never shared US user data with China’s government.
TikTok has never shared US data with Chinese govt: CEO
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will tell US lawmakers the Chinese-owned short video app with more than 150 million American users has never, and would never, share US user data with the Chinese government amid growing US national security concerns.
“TikTok has never shared, or received a request to share, US user data with the Chinese government. Nor would TikTok honour such a request if one were ever made,” Chew will testify on Thursday, according to written testimony posted on Tuesday by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.
He says TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is not owned or controlled by any government or state entity.
“Let me state this unequivocally: ByteDance is not an agent of China or any other country,” Chew will say to the committee.