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January 6, 2023

Reuters

In response to TikTok’s recent admission that some employees improperly accessed TikTok user data of two journalists, and its subsequent decision to freeze a hiring process for consultants who would guide implementation of a potential security agreement with the United States, U.S. officials steadily increase opposition to any deal.

Chris Griner, Partner and Chair of Stroock’s National Security/CFIUS/Compliance Practice Group, who is not involved in the TikTok negotiations, said TikTok's misuse of journalists' data undermined previous assurances to protect user information.

In an article for Reuters, Griner states, "[w]e have done many reviews before CFIUS over decades – and trust is a critical component in successful reviews. Once gone, it is exceedingly hard to get it back."

Read the full article here.

January 6, 2023

Reuters

In response to TikTok’s recent admission that some employees improperly accessed TikTok user data of two journalists, and its subsequent decision to freeze a hiring process for consultants who would guide implementation of a potential security agreement with the United States, U.S. officials steadily increase opposition to any deal.

Chris Griner, Partner and Chair of Stroock’s National Security/CFIUS/Compliance Practice Group, who is not involved in the TikTok negotiations, said TikTok's misuse of journalists' data undermined previous assurances to protect user information.

In an article for Reuters, Griner states, "[w]e have done many reviews before CFIUS over decades – and trust is a critical component in successful reviews. Once gone, it is exceedingly hard to get it back."

Read the full article here.

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