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Tiktok Fined $15.9M Over Misuse Of Kids’ Data

USA – Tiktok has been hit with a multimillion-dollar penalty Tuesday by Britain’s privacy watchdog, for misusing children’s data and violating other protections.

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USA – Tiktok has been hit with a multimillion-dollar penalty Tuesday by Britain’s privacy watchdog, for misusing children’s data and violating other protections for young users’ personal information.

The information commissioner’s office said it issued a fine of 12.7 million pounds – that’s $15.9 million – to the short-video sharing app, which is wildly popular with young people.

It’s the latest example of tighter scrutiny that Tiktok and its parent Chinese technology company are facing in the west, where governments are increasingly concerned about risks that the app poses to data privacy and cybersecurity.

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