Lawsuit filed against TikTok for violating children’s privacy
The Take Back Your Privacy Foundation (TBYP) and the Consumers’ Association are suing the company behind the popular app TikTok for violating the privacy and consumer rights of children. The two already sent the company a damage claim of 1.5 billion euros at the end of June. Talks with TikTok followed, but they came to nothing, according to TBYP and the Consumers’ Association.
According to Sandra Molenaar, director of the Consumers’ Association, TikTok “outrageously abused children, some very young”. They were misled, their privacy was invaded, and huge profits were made off their backs. “Pure exploitation, which must be compensated.”