TikTok Faces Irish Data Protection Probes Over Children’s Safety

Sept. 14, 2021, 3:44 PM

Ireland’s data protection watchdog said it is probing TikTok’s compliance with EU data protection rules following concerns over the safety of children’s data on the platform.

  • Irish Data Protection Commission in statement Tuesday says it opened two own-volition inquiries into ByteDance Ltd.’s TikTok
  • The Irish authority in Dec. became the lead EU data protection authority for the co.
  • First probe “will examine TikTok’s compliance with the GDPR’s data protection by design and default requirements” and probe “whether TikTok has complied” with EU data protection law obligations for processing data of users younger than 18
  • Second probe will “focus on transfers ...

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