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Not just TikTok: U.S. lawmaker urges action on online privacy this year

Andy Kim says Chinese app one of many concerns in evolving online landscape

TikTok has more than 150 million monthly active users in the U.S., according to CEO Shou Zi Chew.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- As a push to ban TikTok gains momentum in the U.S. Congress, Democratic Rep. Andy Kim wants more comprehensive action to protect Americans' online privacy in 2023.

"Here in the United States, we have broader questions about how we handle privacy and data across the internet," said Kim, a third-term congressman from New Jersey, in a recent virtual interview.

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