Bloomberg Law
Aug. 5, 2020, 5:01 PM

TikTok Suits Over Children’s Privacy Combined in Illinois Court

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

TikTok faces 10 lawsuits alleging it collected data on children’s faces without parental approval in the Northern District of Illinois, after a judicial panel consolidated the cases there.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said in its order Tuesday it also may add an additional nine related lawsuits to the consumer class actions that claim violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.

The suits may complicate Microsoft Corp.'s effort to buy TikTok’s U.S. operations from Chinese parent company ByteDance Ltd. President Donald Trump said Aug. 3 TikTok must shut down in the U.S. Sept. 15 unless there’s a deal ...

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