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A change in control of the Japanese unit of TikTok, the popular video-sharing app owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be one way to address user data security concerns in Japan, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party said.

Norihiro Nakayama, a senior member of a group from the Liberal Democratic Party examining Chinese apps, said it was unlikely to seek a ban on TikTok and other apps but would push for measures to ensure protection of user data.

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