In a move designed to handle questions about the storage of data belonging to U.S. TikTok users, the short-form video app is believed to have completed the migration of data related to its U.S. customers to servers at Oracle. This move could satisfy the demands of U.S. regulatory agencies who had concerns about the integrity of the data collected on the app.
Trump’s election loss to Biden allowed TikTok to remain out of the hands of U.S. companies
TikTok has moved the storage of U.S. user data to servers owned by Oracle
You might recall that Oracle was once one of three American companies involved in talks to purchase the popular app. The other two firms included Microsoft and Walmart. TikTok’s proprietary servers eventually will be deleted and as the company said, “Today, 100% of U.S. user traffic is being routed to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We still use our U.S. and Singapore data centers for backup, but as we continue our work, we expect to delete U.S. users’ private data from our own data centers and fully pivot to Oracle cloud servers located in the states.
TikTok aims to remove any doubt about the security of the data centers used in the U.S.
TikTok has also set up a dedicated U.S. data security team known as “USDS” to act as a gatekeeper for U.S. user information. The USDS team seeks to protect the data collected from U.S. users. “We know we are among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to remove any doubt about the security of U.S. user data,” the social media firm said. “We’re dedicated to earning and maintaining the trust of our community and will continue to work every day to protect our platform and provide a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable experience for our community.