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TikTok, Parent Company Hit With Suit Over Data Collection (1)

Dec. 4, 2019, 8:38 PMUpdated: Dec. 4, 2019, 9:53 PM

TikTok Inc’s video social networking app surreptitiously collected personal information from children under 13 without parental consent, a pair of plaintiffs alleged in a lawsuit filed in an Illinois federal court.

TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Technology Co Ltd., collected and disclosed information and viewing data, including lip-syncing videos, of minor children that used the companies’ Musical.ly app, and sold it to third-party advertisers, according to a a Dec. 3 complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The lawsuit opens a new challenge for TikTok after the company entered into a $5.7 million settlement...

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