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TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe

The watchdog say they will “examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of Dutch children”.

The probe will examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of children under Dutch law and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Authorities are also examining whether the app requires parental consent for TikTok to collect and use data on its young users.

Source: TikTok subject of Dutch data protection probe | Euronews

Serious security flaws in TikTok identified

Researchers at CheckPoint have discovered a flaw within TikTok which allows hackers to text users malicious links.

Over the past couple of months, CheckPoint researchers identified multiple vulnerabilities within the TikTok application leaving users vulnerable to hackers.

Source: #Privacy: Serious security flaws in TikTok identified

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok’s growing influence in the United States.

The United States government has opened a national security review of a Chinese company’s acquisition of the American company that became TikTok, the hugely popular short-form video app, according to people briefed on the inquiry.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal panel that reviews foreign acquisitions of American firms on national-security grounds, is now reviewing the two-year-old deal after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok’s growing influence in the United States.

Source: TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review – The New York Times

TikTok to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle Kids’ Data Collection Suit

TikTok and its parent company ByteDance have agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a proposed class action alleging that the app Musical.ly violated children’s privacy laws by collecting their data and operating the app “in a reckless and unlawful manner for commercial gain.”

Complaint against TikTok alleged that Musical.ly—which was acquired by ByteDance 2017 and later rebranded as TikTok— “surreptitiously tracked, collected, and disclosed the personally identifiable information and/or viewing data … of minor children, and then sold that data to third-party advertisers so they could, in turn, market their products and services” on the app.

Source: TikTok to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle Kids’ Data Collection Suit

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