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TikTok in India denied passing information to foreign governments

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TikTok has never transferred personal information of its users to foreign governments, including the Chinese authorities. This is stated in a statement released on Tuesday, June 30, by Nikhil Gandhi, head of TikTok’s division in India.

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“TikTok continues to comply with the requirements and laws of India that govern the processing of personal data, and has not transferred the data of our users in India to any foreign government, including the Chinese authorities. In the future, if we are required to do so, we will not do so either. We place the highest value on the personal data of our users, ” TikTok’s representative office in India said on Twitter.

According to Gandhi, the company is “in the process of implementing” the decision of the Indian government to temporarily block 59 applications, including TikTok.

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On June 10, it was reported that the European data protection Committee decided to check the popular social network TikTok after a meeting in Brussels. In November 2019, us national security agencies began investigating the owner of TikTok, a Chinese company called ByteDance Technology. It is assumed that the personal data of users may fall into the hands of the Chinese government. TikTok responded by saying that its activities are not influenced by any government in the world, including the Chinese one.

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TikTok is a social network and platform for creating and viewing short videos. It was created in China and launched in 2015.

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