Congress calls on FTC to investigate TikTok over reports China accessed user data

The senators further alleged that TikTok is well aware of “these improper access practices and governance irregularities” and that employees in China were able to access a wide swath of U.S. user data including birthdates, phone numbers, and device identification information.

With recent updates suggesting that TikTok could soon begin collecting biometric data such as faceprints and voiceprints, the senators warned “that data of U.S. users may be vulnerable to extrajudicial access” from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“In light of repeated misrepresentations by TikTok concerning its data security, data processing, and corporate governance practices, we urge you to act promptly on this matter,” the letter concludes.

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