ByteDance Appeals to US Court of Appeals to Challenge TikTok's Restrictions
According to Reuters, the company has filed a petition to review the mandatory sale of its American assets, which it considers illegal.
TASS, November 11. The Chinese company ByteDance has filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals over a decision by the US authorities to restrict the company's TikTok app. This was stated in a TikTok statement posted on Twitter Tuesday night.
It notes that after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 14 obliging ByteDance to divest all social media assets in the United States, the company has contacted representatives of the US Foreign Investment Committee on numerous occasions, offering them options to address privacy concerns. and the security of user data.
“Faced with constant new requests and a lack of clarity as to whether our proposed solutions will be accepted, we have requested a 30-day grace period [for TikTok to take effect], which is explicitly permitted in the August 14 decree. the deadline set by the Committee on Foreign Investment of the USA [sale of the American segment of the social network] on November 12 and without receiving a delay, we have no choice but to file an appeal in court to protect our rights and the rights of more than 1.5 thousand of our employees in USA, "the statement reads.
The Chinese company stressed that they still rely on interaction with the US authorities and continue to work together with the Foreign Investment Committee, although they "do not agree with its assessment" of TikTok's actions.
According to Reuters, ByteDance has already filed a motion with the Metropolitan District of Columbia Court of Appeals to review the mandatory sale of the company's US assets, which it considers illegal. Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the US Foreign Investment Committee are mentioned in the petition, the agency reports.