Besides the data privacy, the ban on video-sharing social networking app is more like Trump Vs TikTok. It can be noted that Trump and his team warned the parent company ByteDance of banning the service in the United States on September 15 unless it makes a deal with a US company.
Like Indian Army banned the app in the army, the US Senate has unanimously voted to approve a bill banning federal employees from using TikTok on government-issued devices. However, things took an interesting turn after the presidential elections, as the Trump administration has reportedly granted ByteDance a 15-day extension of a divestiture order on Friday.
TikTok India Head Nikhil Gandhi as well to a letter to his employees over a positive outcome the ByteDance-owned app is committed to complying with local laws, including requirements for data privacy and security. The company also hinted that the company is looking forward to immense growth and is ready to recruit new employees very soon.
TikTok said it now has until November 27 to reach an agreement. ByteDance has been in talks for a deal with Walmart Inc and Oracle Corp to shift TikTok’s US assets into a new entity.