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The head of US data security at TikTok is leaving the company amid calls to ban the app

In response to rising demands for a ban on the Chinese app in the US, popular video-sharing service TikTok said on Tuesday that its director of US data security trust and safety, Eric Han, would quit the firm.

The Verge, a US technology website, was the first to reveal the news, citing an internal message to staff.

The announcement comes as TikTok is being urged by American politicians to be banned from the nation due to worries about Chinese ownership and the security of user information.

According to The Verge, Eric Han, the head of TikTok's U.S. data security trust and safety, will depart the firm on May 12 after serving in the role since 2019.

According to the study, Han was a key player in the formulation of policies intended to stop the proliferation of risky challenges and influencer-funded political positions.

Until a permanent successor is found, Andy Bonillo, TikTok's temporary general manager of US data security, will hold the post.

TikTok earlier in March stated that federal authorities had ordered the Chinese proprietors of the app to relinquish their ownership of the social media network or risk a US ban.

According to CNN, Montana legislators enacted legislation last month to outlaw TikTok on personal devices, making it the first state to do so upon the governor's signature.

In a March testimony before Congress, TikTok CEO Shou Chew made an effort to reassure senators on the security of US users' data and the safety of the app. Han left without being given a reason, according to TikTok.

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