TikTok has moved its US user data to Oracle's cloud platform, the short-form video app announced Friday

The decision addresses concerns from US officials that the social media company's Chinese ties could pose national security risks.

TikTok said it has "changed the default storage location of US user data" to Oracle and that "100% of US user traffic"

is now hosted by the cloud provider, following more than a year of discussions with the company

TikTok's backups of US user data continue to be held on TikTok's proprietary servers in Virginia and in Singapore for now, TikTok said,

but those will eventually be deleted as part of the ongoing switch to Oracle (ORCL). TikTok did not provide a timeframe for the planned deletion.

TikTok and Oracle have worked for months on a plan to manage the social media company's US user data

including developing procedures for Oracle to audit TikTok's handling of the data, TikTok said.

"These changes will enforce additional employee protections, provide more safeguards, and further minimize data transfer outside of the US," TikTok said.