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TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data

TikTok has told users that some of its workers in China have access to data from accounts in the UK and European Union.

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TikTok has told users that some of its workers in China have access to data from accounts in the UK and European Union.

The social media giant said the “privacy policy” was “based on a demonstrated need to do their job”.

It has come under scrutiny from authorities around the world, including the UK and US, over concerns data could be passed to the Chinese government.

TikTok said the policy applies to “the European Economic Area, United Kingdom and Switzerland”.

Elaine Fox, the platform’s head of privacy for Europe, said in a statement on Wednesday that a global team helped to keep the user experience “consistent, enjoyable and safe”.

Although TikTok currently stores European user data in the US and Singapore, “we allow certain employees within our corporate group located in Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and the United States remote access to TikTok European user data,” Ms Fox said.

TikTok’s owner ByteDance has repeatedly denied it is controlled by the Chinese government.

The app has come under intense scrutiny by authorities in the UK, EU and US.

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