TikTok, the fast-growing video sharing app, announced it was suing the US government on Monday over an executive order banning transactions with the Chinese company in the US.

TikTok said it strongly disagreed with the White House’s position that the company was a national security threat, saying it had taken extraordinary measures to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s US user data. The company said the administration has ignored its extensive efforts to address its concerns.

We do not take suing the government lightly. But with the executive order threatening to bring a ban on our US operations we simply have no choice.


TikTok announced over the weekend it planned to challenge the ban and said it strongly disagreed with concerns raised by Trump and an executive order issued on 6 August that set in motion a 45-day period for TikTok to find a buyer for its US operations.

The company said it was shocked by the order, which it said was issued without any due process. A subsequent executive order provided a 90-day deadline for the transaction to be completed.

Source: The Guardian

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