TikTok fined £12.7m for illegally processing children’s data

  • April 4, 2023
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Information commissioner says app had done ‘very little, if anything’ to check for underage users

TikTok has been fined £12.7m for illegally processing the data of 1.4 million children under 13 who were using its platform without parental consent, Britain’s data watchdog said.

The information commissioner said the China-owned video app had done “very little, if anything” to check who was using the platform and remove underage users, despite internal warnings the firm was flouting its own terms and conditions.

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