TikTok Sends Job Applicants Info To China

There has to be something shady about this. It has come to light that TikTok routes the personal data of job applicants through servers in China and only discloses this to candidates in certain countries Business Insider has discovered:

US job candidates, notably, are not told their data will be routed through China. Some of the personal information TikTok says it collects about applicants is potentially highly sensitive, with the firm’s own policies stating that it collects medical data; sex and race data; marital status; geolocation data, among many other categories. The revelation is an embarrassment for TikTok, which has spent much of 2020 maintaining that it is separate to its Chinese owner ByteDance, and fending off unproven insinuations by President Trump that it funnels user data to China. After being approached by Business Insider, TikTok said it would no longer store job applicant data in China.

Well, this would be a major disincentive for anyone to apply for a job at TikTok. And the fact that after they were caught doing this they said that they would stop this practice doesn’t change my view on that. Though in a way I am not surprised by this seeing as they are a Chinese company. This is yet another reason why TikTok is suspect at best.

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