A bill supported by all political parties has been introduced in the United States Senate to strengthen regulations on the popular social media platform TikTok in response to national security concerns. The bill’s objective is to expand the Department of Commerce’s authority to control the export of sensitive technologies and user data through platforms like TikTok. Companies would need licenses to transfer user data to foreign adversaries, with a specific focus on protecting personal information that could be exploited for spying or other harmful activities.

The proposed bill addresses the growing concerns about TikTok’s data practices and potential risks to national security. Lawmakers are particularly worried about the platform’s collection of large amounts of personal data from American users and its ties to the Chinese government. By imposing stricter controls and ensuring careful oversight of data transfers, the legislation aims to address these concerns and prevent unauthorized access or misuse. The bill demonstrates a collaborative effort to safeguard the privacy of American citizens and protect national security interests in the digital era.