Children’s Privacy: Ireland hands TikTok $367M fine for putting kids at risk by default

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued its ruling against TikTok, charging €345 million (~ $367 million) for its non-privacy-by-default settings that set children’s accounts to public by default on sign-up, which allowed their videos to be publicly viewable, their comments to be publicly read, and their “Family Pairing” links to adults to be linked to adults not verified to be a parent or guardian.