Chinese video service TikTok has begun a legal challenge against the Trump administration over plans to shut it down in the US on 12 November. President Donald Trump ordered a ban on new downloads of the viral video service on that date unless ByteDance was purchased by a US firm.
TikTok said it had worked since August attempting to comply with the order, issued amid security concerns. It said it had had no feedback from the US government in two months. “TikTok has actively engaged with CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) in good faith to address its national security concerns, even as we disagree with its assessment,” the firm said in a statement. “In the nearly two months since the president gave his preliminary approval to our proposal to satisfy those concerns, we have offered detailed solutions to finalise that agreement but have received no substantive feedback on our extensive data privacy and security framework.”