Oracle-TikTok Partnership Won’t Lead TikTok To Unban In India

  • The partnership between TikTok and Oracle Corporation in the US won’t lead TikTok to unban in India.
  • Earlier last week, WSJ reported that Oracle Corporation successfully won the bid for TikTok in the US.
  • Officials said that TikTok partnership with Oracle doesn’t assure that the Indian users’ data will be secured safely and won’t be sent abroad.

The business partnership between TikTok and Oracle Corporation in the United States won’t lead to TikTok unban in India. said, two government officials.

Last week, WSJ reported, Software company Oracle Corporation successfully won the bid for TikTok US operation. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corporation was also in interest to buy TikTok US business but TikTok rejected the buyout offer.

During July, US President Donald Trump had threatened TikTok parent company ByteDance to ban TikTok if they don’t sell their US operation to the US registered company.

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On June 30, 2020, The Indian government banned TikTok and other Chinese apps due to the violation of the Indian IT Act. The Indian government said these Chinese apps don’t have its data center in India and accusing them of causing a threat to national security by stealing and transferring the data of Indian users to locations outside the country.

Furthermore, The partnership between TikTok and Oracle rumored that this partnership can lead TikTok to unban in India. Although the government officials denied the statement.

“The partnership between Oracle Corporation and ByteDance TikTok doesn’t assure that the Indian users’ data will be safe, secure, and won’t be transferred to abroad country.” said, the two government officials.

“Picking Oracle as its “trusted tech partner” instead of an “outright sale” may not be “adequate” to assuage the Indian government’s concerns about data transfer to Chinese servers,” said one of the officials.

Even after the partnership the app will continue to be owned by Bytedance, a Chinese company “There is no way to verify or for them to prove that data transfer is not happening to their servers in China.” he added.

“The reasons for banning the app are more than just ownership. The ownership is only a partial and a small part of the concern. The larger issue is around security and data privacy, and unless those concerns are addressed, the ban will not be revoked,” the second official said.

Moreover, During August, a report came that TikTok parent company Bytedance is in talks with Reliance Industries for investment in its Indian business.

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