TikTok Exec Says Agreement With U.S. Government to Address User-Data Concerns

A top TikTok executive pushed back against senators grilling the company over its links to China, expressing confidence a deal with the U.S. government would safeguard American users’ data.

The popular short-form video platform owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd. has been under scrutiny in Washington over some of its data practices. At a nearly three-hour Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday, Democrat and Republican lawmakers pressed the company over issues of access that Chinese employees have to U.S. user data and whether any employees had ties to the Chinese Communist Party.