Children’s Privacy: UK regulators provisionally find TikTok in violation of children’s privacy laws – up to $29M at stake

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued a Notice of Intent, covering a period between 2018-2020, to Chinese-owned TikTok, which means a likely significant fine. In this case that could be as high as £27 million ($29 million), depending on determinations about violation of privacy regulation. TikTok may have committed multiple infractions, including processing data of underage children without parental consent, accessing specially protected information on race or ethnicity, and collecting biometric data without legitimate cause to do so. Depending on the regulator’s determination, cost could be quite high.

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