Chinese app TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have once again challenged the US president Donald Trumpin administration to prevent it from banning the use of the app in the U.S., writes the news agency, among others Bloomberg.
TikTok alleges that the U.S. government has ignored evidence showing the company’s commitment to protecting the privacy of its American users.
On August 6, Trump issued an enforcement order that would ban transactions with the app within 45 days, arguing that Chinese ownership of the app would make it a national security threat.
According to Bloomberg, in his appeal, the company pleads Trump exceeds its authority for political reasons, rather than the president denying the application to prevent an unusual and exceptional threat in the name of the law. According to the company, banning the app also violates free speech.
The White House has not responded immediately to the companies ’request for comment.
The contract can still save
The U.S. Department of Commerce is now set to ban TikTok from the country’s app stores from tomorrow, Sunday, unless President Trump approves a last-minute deal negotiated between TikTok and software company Oracle.
Currently, however, TikTok has been reported to work on the phones of American users who have downloaded the app until at least November 12th.