In an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend, Knutsson explained that a 2017 cybersecurity law ensures that any technology company based in China essentially becomes an arm of the Communist Party for the Chinese government.
Chinese cybersecurity law gives the Chinese Communist Party free reign
There is nothing stopping China from accessing children’s personal data on TikTok. It’s a law that says that the government can come in and use really at will any of the data that’s there, look at the technology that’s there. We’ve already seen the misuse of that countless times in hardware.Knutsson – The CyberGuy
However, The CyberGuy pointed out that whether the president follows through or has the infrastructure to switch TikTok off or on is a different question.
Source: Fox News