Donald Trump bans TikTok and WeChat

As it reported by this means a few days ago, Oracle managed to reach an agreement with ByteDance for the operations and treatment of US user data; However, this agreement was not to the liking of the President of the United States of America, who has ordered a ban on TikTok.

Indeed, because the short video application would not become the property of Oracle in the United States, as was initially expected, but the agreement would only have been limited to the software company providing technological support in the cloud to the TikTok platform in addition to becoming a partner of ByteDance, Trump does not consider that this agreement provides sufficient security for the data processing of Americans.

In this way, the Department of Commerce recently announced that the social network TikTok will be banned in the United States from Sunday, September 20. Thus, starting this Sunday, Google Play and the App Store must eliminate TikTok from their platform, which will prevent the download and updates of the application. In the case of WeChat, users will no longer be able to make payments.

The Trump administration alleges that TikTok and WeChat threaten the National security, as they collect large amounts of data that can be handed over to the government of China. The Commerce Department acknowledged that the threats posed by WeChat and TikTok are not identical, but does claim that these two collect "a large amount of user data, including network activity, location data, and search histories. and navigation ».

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Adolfo Morán
Adolfo is Founder and Executive Director of Lawgic Tec, a non-profit association dedicated to research on law and new technologies. Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP); specialized in Financial Law, FinTech, Financial Consumer Protection, Smart Contracts, Blockchain and Crowdfunding. Researcher accredited by the PUCP. Co-organizer of the Ethereum community from Lima, Peru. Email:


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