Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, TikTok’s lead data privacy regulator in the European Union, opened two investigations into TikTok regarding the processing of children’s personal data and transfers of personal data to China.
The first part of the investigation relates “to the processing of personal data in the context of platform settings for users under age 18 and age verification measures for persons under 13,” according to the Data Protection Commission.
The second part will focus on personal data transfers by TikTok to China and whether or not the company complies with EU data laws in its transfers to countries outside the bloc, the statement said.
TikTok Privacy Practice Adjustment
Back in August, TikTok announced stricter controls over users under the age of 18. They supposedly implemented stronger privacy practices with a focus on younger users. TikTok has been criticised in the past for not protecting users in the past.
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