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TikTok Child-Data Probe Decision to Be Vetted by EU Watchdogs

Sept. 13, 2022, 2:41 PM

A probe into alleged misuse of child data by ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok is edging toward a conclusion after the firm’s main European data watchdog said it asked other authorities to approve a draft ruling.

The other EU regulators will have one month to give their backing or submit objections to the Irish Data Protection Commission’s findings, which aren’t public.

TikTok has been facing intense scrutiny in the EU over concerns the children’s data isn’t safe on the platform. The move follows the Irish agency’s plans to fine Meta Platforms Inc.’s Instagram 405 million euros ($406 million) for improperly handling ...