Ex-ByteDance exec claims CCP "maintained" access to U.S. data

The TikTok app is displayed on an iPhone. Photo illustration: Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Chinese Communist Party “maintained supreme access” to data belonging to TikTok parent company ByteDance , including data stored in the U.S., a former top executive claimed in a lawsuit Friday.

Why it matters: The allegations come as federal officials weigh the fate of the social media giant in the U.S. amid growing concerns over national security and data privacy.

Driving the news: In a wrongful dismissal suit filed in San Francisco Superior Court, Yintao Yu said ByteDance “has served as a useful propaganda tool for […]

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