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TikTok faces $28m fine for failing to protect children's privacy

Matt Pinheiro
January 31, 2022
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TikTok faces $28m fine for failing to protect children's privacy
The Information Commissioner’s Office is looking to fine TikTok over what it claims are issues related to the UK's data protection laws

Posted: September 27, 2022 by Christopher Boyd

TikTok is no stranger to controversy where data usage is concerned. Back in 2021, the social media dance extravaganza platform agreed to pay $92m to settle dozens of lawsuits alleging harvesting of personal data. There has also been concern with regard to whether or not settings were enough to keep children safe, leading to significant alterations to how those accounts are managed.

Unfortunately for TikTok, it's back in the news again, and not in a good way. TikTok could be headed for a $28.91m fine, courtesy of the United Kingdom. The fine, related to how children are safeguarded on the app, is the result of a possible breach of the UK’s data protection laws.

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