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TikTok is about to shake hands with an American owned database Management Company over concerns of the U.S. legislatives

The Chinese video-focused social network TikTok has finally agreed with Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest database management company to store the database of all of its users in the United States. This new deal will leave TikTok’s parent company ByteDance with no access to the information, which was done to attend to the concerns of the U.S. lawmakers about the integrity of the company’s use with all the information, which has been on the headlines for a while now.

The deal took place almost one and a half years later after the decision of NSC, which is responsible for addressing any national-level security threat or foreign policy decision-making. The National Security Council instructed ByteDance to deprive its entire U.S. database, fearing it could land into the hands of the communist Chinese government.

The order was not made compulsory after Biden’s administration took over after winning the presidential election last year. The committee, also called CFIUS which deals with foreign investment, continues the question about data security threats from TikTok.

It remains unclear whether the committee will accept the new partnership as a solution to the national-level security issue. No comments were made from the spokesperson of the U.S. treasury department since the secretary of the treasury department is also the chairperson of the committee.

The American-based database management company, Oracles, inquired about obtaining a minor stake in TikTok back in 2020 when the company was being pressured by the U.S. government. Oracle will now store all of TikTok’s data in the U.S. on its server under this new partnership.

Oracles Corp will now act as the keeper for the entire U.S. database and consists of hundreds of cybersecurity personnel and engineers to keep the data protected and sound. The data management company is also planning out an order which will work independently of TikTok’s supervision.

On the other hand, TikTok is also looking forward to forming new partnerships with different tech companies to develop new security standards.

There were no comments made by TikTok’s spokesperson about the new partnership, the company continues to focus on investing in new data security measures to keep its user's information safe according to the spokesperson.

The U.S. government is analyzing the use of user data by developers, especially one being used by the U.S. military/intelligence personnel.

Grindr, which was formerly owned by a Chinese company, had to let go of the app after it was addressed by the committee over security issues.
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