Japan might just be following the footsteps of India and the US by a possible ban on TikTok and other Chinese applications.
According to an GizChina, a group of lawmakers is working to ban the use of TikTok and other apps that were developed by Chinese publishers.
Like the other two nations, the Japanese lawmakers have also raised similar concerns regarding data security, with large sums of domestic data possibly ending up within the hands of the Chinese government.
TikTok, the short video sharing platform, has seen great success in Japan, despite being a tough market to get into. Data from the iOS store in Japan has revealed that TikTok has consistently ranked at the top among entertainment apps from across the globe.
TikTok has an American CEO, a Chief Information Security Officer with decades of industry, U.S. military and law enforcement experience, and a U.S. team that works diligently to develop a best-in-class security infrastructure.
TikTok U.S/ user data is stored in the U.S. and Singapore, with strict controls on employee access.”