Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement demanding that TikTok be held accountable for knowingly allowing the Chinese Communist Party to access American user data.
“For TikTok to knowingly allow the Chinese Communist Party to access American user data is unacceptable and a complete betrayal of our trust. TikTok has gone on record numerous times claiming that they do not share U.S. user data with the Chinese government, CCP, or any Chinese state-owned entities. We now know that is not the case and cannot be allowed to happen without consequence. House Energy and Commerce Republicans have previously requested that TikTok testify for our committee and will continue to urge that they testify to provide complete and honest answers for Americans. If they continue to refuse to appear before the Committee, then we will be forced to consider compelling their testimony.
“This should be a wake up call for anyone who believes Americans deserve online privacy and data security protections. Big Tech must be exposed for how it sends Americans’ data to China.”