After facing years of criticism for exposing US-users data to China, ByteDance, whose parent company is Tiktok, is now sizzling the market by teaming up with Oracle.
From now onwards, Tiktok will route US-users data through Oracle servers.
Albert Calamug, the head of TikTok’s US security and public policy, writes. “Today, 100% of US user traffic is routed to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.” He added, “For more than a year, we’ve been working with Oracle on several measures as part of our commercial relationship to safeguard our app, make systems better, and secure the US user data.’’
He added, “these are critical steps, but there is more we can do. We know we are among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to dispel any doubt regarding the security of US user data.”
However, most US-user traffic is en route to the Oracle cloud server. Therefore, the company will use its Virginia- and Singapore-based servers for backup. Still, their main goal is to clear all the US privacy data from these servers to give more security to Oracle Cloud servers in the US.
According to the recording obtained by some sources, it has proved that China-based servers have access to everything like the privacy data of other countries’ users. Furthermore, it is stated in the recording that one of the Tiktok employees allegedly asked for the record of US-based users’ private data in China as they could not reach them due to lack of access.
Also, one of Tiktok’s safety and trust department employees commented, “Everything is seen in China,” while another employee said, “Even China-based engineers had access to everything.”
Although, this initiative of teaming up Tiktok and Oracle by the Texas-based headquarters of Oracle is taking charge to protect US users’ data in Oracle’s servers, blocking its access from the China-based ByteDance.