TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is confident that the company will reach an agreement with US authorities that will allow the social network to operate in the United States.
According to him, US national security concerns are “a solvable problem,” the TikTok boss said during the New York Times Dealbook conference in New York.
TikTok’s Chinese company ByteDance is currently in talks with the US Foreign Investment Committee to develop a process for a partnership with Oracle Corporation to protect Americans’ data.
“We have very strict data access protocols”, – said Show Tzu Chu to the conference participants. Earlier this month, news broke about the possibility of TikTok’s Project Texas program. As part of the implementation, only US employees have access to US user data. It is assumed that this will solve the problem with representatives of the American regulators.
Another reason US authorities are concerned is the protection of children on the platform. According to the head of the social network, the application is trying to block access to the platform for users under the age of 13.
According to one of the journalists, many children lie about their age to gain access to content. “We take the safety of minors very seriously”— said the TikTok representative in response.