November 27, 2022

TikTok makes clear European data can be accessed by China-based employees

TikTok makes clear European data can be accessed by China-based employees

TikTok makes clear European data can be accessed by China-based employees

By Brian Fung

By November 3rd, 2022

Washington(CNN Business)TikTok updated its privacy policies for European users on Tuesday, adding explicit disclosures that personal data from the app may be viewed by employees in China.

The update aligns with what TikTok executives have said publicly. But the addition reflects the intense scrutiny TikTok has faced over its international data flows.

The announcement, which TikTok said was aimed at providing greater transparency, applies to users in the European Economic Area, the UK and Switzerland — not the United States, though TikTok said it does store European users’ data in the US and in Singapore.

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