Children’s Privacy: EU Data Protection Board poised to move ahead with TikTok fines

The Irish Protection Commission, which has jurisdiction over TikTok in the EU, has a month to issue the final penalty and rules for the platform when it comes to children’s and teen data. TikTok is used by 125 million people in the EU bloc. While the fine amount has not been announced, this can move ahead because the European Protection Board (EDPB) resolved disputes among several of the EU regulators.

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