TikTok could face heavy fines for failing to protect children’s privacy in the UK.
According to a statement issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), TikTok has been issued with a notice which is also the beginning of a possible fine.
The ICO’s investigation found that TikTok processed the data of children under the age of 13 without parental consent.
According to the investigation, TikTok had failed to transparently provide details of its users.
According to the ICO, companies providing digital services have a legal duty to ensure consumer protection, our interim investigation found that the TikTok company failed to do so.
The investigation indicated that TikTok breached UK data protection laws between May 2018 and July 2020.
If the social media company fails to defend itself in this regard, it can be fined up to 29 million dollars.
On the other hand, a spokesperson for TikTok said in a statement that while we respect the ICO’s role in protecting privacy in the UK, we do not agree with the findings of the initial investigation and have raised this issue with the ICO. Ready to state your position?