TikTok Faces EU Data Probes Into Children’s Safety, China Link

Sept. 14, 2021, 4:27 PM

TikTok faces two investigations by the Irish data watchdog following intense scrutiny for months over concerns that children’s data isn’t safe on the platform.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, said on Tuesday it opened two “own volition” investigations into ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok amid worries about the way it handles its users’ data. The Irish regulator became TikTok’s lead European Union data protection authority in December.

The first probe will look into TikTok’s processing of data by its underage users and whether it’s in line with the EU’s strict protection rules. The second follows concerns expressed by the Irish privacy chief, Helen ...

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