Consequence: How Soon Could a US TikTok Ban Go into Effect? 

March 16, 2024

However, critics of the bill argue that these data concerns apply to pretty much every US tech platform, and at least some of our information is observed by America’s NSA. The last time conversations about banning the app rolled around, Caitriona Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, made her case with PBS, explaining, “TikTok is just one app in a vast, commercial surveillance ecosystem. TikTok, like most US tech companies, collects a huge amount of data about us both while users are on the app and via trackers on other websites, so they know what you’re reading outside the app.” 

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