Trust Over Data: The Curious Case of TikTok and the Data Flow

By: Sonny Zulhuda

As you would reckon, we recently witnessed how the world politics (and curious millennials) have been affected by the issue of cross-border data flow. How safe and trustworthy is our connection and data flow?

Other relevant questions will be: Should we allow people’s personal data be transferred to other country? How vulnerable is it? Should we have a law to regulate it?

On 15th July 2020, a European court decision makes it illegal for European companies to transfer personal data to the other side of Atlantic. This heavily affected businesses and transaction between Europe and the United States. So,  this would challenge the operation of many platforms who originate from the US like Facebook and Instagram.

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