TikTok chief to face US Congress

Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok’s chief executive Shou Ji-chew will testify before the US Energy and Commerce Committee amid US regulators’ investigation.

Chew will testify before the committee on March 23, his first appearance before a congressional committee. Committee spokeswoman and panel head Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris said in a statement on Monday.

This information comes amid news that the US House Foreign Affairs Committee will vote next month on a bill designed to stop the use of TikTok in the United States due to national security concerns.

“ByteDance-owned TikTok knowingly gave the Chinese Communist Party access to US users’ data,” said McMorris Rogers.

He added that US citizens have a right to know how these activities affect their privacy and data protection.

TikTok confirmed to Reuters that Chew would testify on Monday.

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