Bloomberg Law
Dec. 27, 2022, 9:15 PM

TikTok Sued Again Over In-App Browser Data Collection

Skye Witley
Skye Witley

TikTok Inc. was hit with a second lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Wiretap Act over its collection of user data via an in-app web browser.

TikTok records online activity—such as clicks and keystrokes—made on third-party websites when they are opened internally on its in-app browser, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The proposed class action follows a similar lawsuit filed in November; both allege that TikTok’s in-app browser improperly collects user data to improve its targeted advertising. TikTok has recently drawn scrutiny from policymakers and attorneys general over ...