TikTok says its American traffic flows through Oracle servers, but maintains backups.

China-owned video app TikTok announced Friday that it is transferring all data created by its American users through servers operated by Oracle in Silicon Valley to reassure the U.S. government that it will not disclose American personal information to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok added that it will still back up its information, which could complicate the effort.

The app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, reported blog post It is hoped that American users’ “private data from our own data centers will eventually be deleted and completely transferred to Oracle cloud servers located in the United States.” When that would happen, she did not say.

“For more than a year, we’ve been working with Oracle on several measures that are part of our commercial relationship to better protect our application, systems, and U.S. consumer data security,” said Albert Calamug of TikTok’s public policy department. , says the report.

The video app posted its post before BuzzFeed News. published an article describes in detail how TikTok employees found it difficult to successfully separate data from China. According to records the news agency said, TikTok employees said Chinese engineers had access to American data as early as this year.

“As we have made public, we have hired world-class internal and external security experts to help us strengthen our data security efforts,” TikTok said in a statement. The company added that in May it set up a division led by the United States to “give more attention and management” to American data security.

2020 President Donald J. Trump has ordered ByteDance to sell TikTok over concerns that personal American information may be disclosed to Beijing. Although it was said that the White House had reached an agreement to sell part of the app to Oracle and others, it was never fulfilled. Biden’s administration continued to examine the ability of TikTok and other Chinese companies to control American data.

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to the request for comment. The Treasury Department, a member of the committee that oversees foreign investment in the United States, declined to comment. Oracle also declined to comment.

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