The US government on Monday appealed a decision made by a federal judge earlier this month that prevented the authorities from fully implementing restrictions on popular short video applications.
The appeal challenged the preliminary injunction issued on December 7 by U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, which prevented the U.S. Department of Commerce from enforcing regulations that could make infrastructure companies carry TikTok’s network traffic illegal. .
The ruling follows an earlier ban on the Ministry of Commerce’s prohibition of downloading TikTok from the US App Store.
TikTok did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has been in the Trump administration’s crosshairs for several months. US President Donald Trump accuses TikTok of posing a national security risk because its Chinese owner ByteDance may be forced to hand over TikTok user data to the Chinese government. TikTok denied this claim and stated that TikTok stores US user data in Virginia and Singapore The influence of Chinese law.
This allowed the negotiations between TikTok and US officials to continue. But it is unclear whether the app concerns will be resolved before President-elect Biden takes office next month.