‘We oppose and are deeply disappointed by the Commerce Department’s decision to ban downloads and updates from TikTok’s APP store in the U.S. starting This Sunday and will ban TikTok’s services in the U.S. starting Nov. 12,’ TikTok said in response. Hundreds of millions of US users form a community that loves TikTok because it gives them joy, allows them to express themselves and connect with others. TikTok is dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of its users, making people laugh, and helping platform creators build meaningful careers.
The TikTok proposal promises transparency and accountability efforts, including third-party auditing, code security verification, and allowing the U.S. government to monitor the security of U.S. user data. In addition, a U.S. technology provider will be responsible for TikTok’s U.S. users’ data storage, operations and compliance.
Previous executive orders issued by the US government without due process could deprive Americans and small businesses of an important platform for voice and survival. To this end, TikTok will continue to pursue litigation to protect the legitimate rights and interests of its users, creators, partners and the company.