TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app, maybe sending some European Union user data to China, its main data-protection watchdog in the EU warned.
TikTok tells us that EU data is transferred to the U.S. and not to China. However, we have understood that there is the possibility that maintenance and AI engineers in China may be accessing data. Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said at an online event Wednesday.
The Irish regulator in December became the lead EU data protection authority for TikTok. Microsoft Attack Blamed on China Morphs Into Global Crisis.
The authority has dozens of other privacy probes open into Facebook Inc. and other Silicon Valley tech giants, who have all set up an EU hub in Ireland.