CPO Magazine: TikTok National Security Review Raises Concerns About Chinese Motives in Tech Sector

November 13, 2019

Data Security & Privacy counsel John Dermody was quoted in this article discussing the national security concerns raised by the popular social media app TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company.

“The typically humorous nature of the content on TikTok belies its potential to be used as a robust data collection platform,” said Dermody, who previously worked with the National Security Council and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “The app taps into a rich ecosystem of data, allowing TikTok to collect user contact, financial, and location data, as well as the user’s phone and social media contacts.”

Read the full article here.