Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2023, 7:50 PM

TikTok’s In-App Browser Is Target of New Consumer Class Suit

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Staff Correspondent

TikTok Inc. illegally monitors and records users’ interactions with third-party websites through its in-app browser, according to a new proposed federal class action.

G.R., a minor, claims that TikTok embeds JavaScript code into third-party websites that allows it to track users’ mouse movements, clicks, keystrokes, text entered into information fields, URLs of web pages visited, and other electronic communications. The suit echoes claims made by consumers in several other suits.

The company’s financial success depends on its ability to obtain and use consumers’ personal information to create targeted advertising it runs through the TikTok app, according to the complaint filed ...