TikTok Fined £12.7m for Misusing Children’s Data: UK Data Watchdog

TikTok Fined £12.7m for Misusing Children’s Data: UK Data Watchdog

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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined video-sharing app TikTok £12.7m for failing to protect children’s privacy. The watchdog found that the platform had allowed up to 1.4 million UK children aged under 13 to use the site in 2020. The company used the data of children under 13 without obtaining parental consent, potentially exposing them to harmful or inappropriate content. The ICO said TikTok did not abide by laws designed to keep children safe in the digital world.

TikTok Failed to Protect Children’s Privacy

TikTok’s decision to allow under-13s to access the site has resulted in the company being fined £12.7m by the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO found that the platform had allowed up to 1.4 million UK children aged under 13 to use the site in 2020. The video-sharing site used the data of children of this age without parental consent, potentially exposing them to harmful or inappropriate content. TikTok set 13 as the minimum age to create an account, but many children were still able to access the site.

ICO Takes Action Against TikTok

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined TikTok £12.7m for failing to protect the privacy of children. The watchdog estimated that up to 1.4 million UK children under 13 had used the site in 2020. TikTok used the data of these children without parental consent, potentially exposing them to harmful or inappropriate content. The ICO said that TikTok did not abide by laws designed to keep children safe in the digital world. TikTok can appeal against the scale of the fine and has 28 days to make representations. If successful, the ICO could reduce the final amount.

TikTok Fined for Misusing Children’s Data

TikTok has been fined £12.7m by the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), for failing to protect the privacy of children. The company allowed up to 1.4 million UK children aged under 13 to use the platform in 2020, potentially exposing them to harmful or inappropriate content. TikTok used the data of these children without parental consent. The ICO said that TikTok did not abide by laws designed to keep children safe in the digital world. The watchdog had previously issued TikTok with a “notice of intent” at the time saying TikTok could face a £27m fine for these breaches.

TikTok Failed to Obtain Parental Consent for Children’s Data

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined TikTok £12.7m for misusing children’s data by failing to obtain parental consent. The platform allowed up to 1.4 million UK children under 13 to use the site in 2020. The ICO found that TikTok used the data of these children without parental consent, potentially exposing them to harmful or inappropriate content

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