In an effort to answer questions about the data storage of US TikTok users, the short video app is believed to have completed the migration of data related to its US customers to servers at Oracle. This move could meet the demands of US regulators who were concerned about the integrity of the data collected in the app.
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TikTok Moved US User Data Storage to Oracle Owned Servers
You may recall that Oracle was once one of three US companies involved in talks to buy the popular app. The other two companies were Microsoft and Walmart. TikTok’s own servers will eventually be removed and as the company said, “Today, 100% of US user traffic is being diverted to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. We are still using our US and Singaporean data centers for backup, but as we continue with our work, we will expect to remove US users’ private data from our own data centers and turn it entirely to Oracle cloud servers in the states.
TikTok wants to clear any doubt about the security of the data centers used in the US
TikTok has also established a special US data security team known as “USDS” to act as a gatekeeper for US user information. The USDS team tries to protect the data collected from US users. “We know we are one of the most researched platforms from a security perspective, and we strive to remove any doubt about the security of US user data,” the social media company said. “We are committed 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.