The US Commerce Department has removed TikTok and WeChat from the list of prohibited transactions

The US Commerce Department announced on Monday that it was revoking a list of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat that was released in September as part of the Trump administration’s effort to prevent fresh US downloads of the Chinese-owned applications. President Joe Biden rescinded a series of Trump-era executive orders earlier this month that attempted to prohibit new downloads of Tencent-owned WeChat and TikTok, and requested a Commerce Department

Erich Andersen as General Counsel, TikTok Hires Microsoft IP chief

Popular mobile video app TikTok told President Alex Zhu Friday that it appointed Microsoft’s attorney Erich Andersen to be global general advisor. Andersen was the Chief Counsel of Intellectual Property for Microsoft most recently and brought expertise in the field of TikTok when it develops its offerings in music. Last month, after more than 20 years at the tech giant, he announced his departure for LinkedIn. TikTok, owned by ByteDance,