- Former executive at ByteDance alleges Communist Party committee accessed TikTok data of Hong Kong users in 2018.
- The committee members focused on civil rights activists and protesters. The data included network information, SIM card identifications, IP addresses, and communications.
- ByteDance denies the allegations and says they are baseless.
- The lawsuit also accuses ByteDance of systematically scraping content from competitor platforms and exaggerating key engagement metrics.
- TikTok is trying to convince U.S. policymakers that the app is safe for users and has built a new subsidiary to house its U.S. data.
Former ByteDance Executive Claims Chinese Communist Party Accessed TikTok’s Hong Kong User Data
Former ByteDance executive alleges Communist Party committee accessed TikTok data of Hong Kong users in 2018, including civil rights activists and protesters. ByteDance denies the allegations and is facing a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal.