TikTok was fined by the UK for data misuse

The Chinese social network was fined by the United Kingdom of 12.7 million pounds

Chinese social media platform TikTok was fined £12.7 million (about $15.9 million) in the UK for various offenses, including misuse of children’s data.

According to a statement issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), approximately 1.4 million children under the age of 13 used TikTok in the country in 2020, despite platform rules prohibiting the use of TikTok. creation of accounts by minors.

The statement notes that the personal data of children under the age of 13 was used without parental consent and that TikTok did not carry out adequate checks to verify who is using the platform, nor did it take sufficient steps to remove minors from it.

Although it was concluded in the ICO investigation that some senior company officials were concerned about the use of the platform by minors and failing to remove children under the age of 13, TikTok did not provide adequate responses.

K. Tovar

Source: TRT

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