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TikTok hires Air Force vet as chief security officer amid cyber security concerns
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Video smartphone app TikTok tapped ADP Chief Security Officer Roland Cloutier to become the app's new head of security information, TikTok chief Alex Zhu announced Thursday.
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The hire comes as TikTok faces increasing pressure by the U.S. government to ensure the cyber safety of its young user base as a Chinese tech company that must comply with the Chinese government under a 2017 law introduced by President Xi Jinping.
"As TikTok grows and serves an ever-larger, more diverse global community, we have a clear responsibility to continue to maximize security on our platform. We are thrilled to have a recognized global expert and leader like Roland to help us deliver on that promise," Zhu said in a statement Thursday.