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TikTok Sued Over Alleged Data Collection Through In-App Browser

Nov. 28, 2022, 7:27 PM

TikTok Inc. collected user data through an in-app web browser in violation of the Federal Wiretap Act and California consumer-protection laws, a new proposed class action said.

The lawsuit comes less than two weeks after TikTok drew bipartisan fire in Congress over allegations the app operates as a massive surveillance program to the benefit of the Chinese government.

The Biden administration is currently seeking a security agreement with TikTok to spare it from a US ban floated under President Trump. Critics remain concerned that user data can leak to China via the popular app, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd.

The ...