TikTok Sued Over Data Collection of Minors | Avast

Former children’s commissioner of England Anne Longfield is suing TikTok on behalf of millions of children in the UK over data collection that Longfield maintains is without sufficient warning and transparency. According to BBC News, the claim covers all children who have used the popular video-sharing app since May 2018. Children wishing not to be represented can opt out, but if Longfield is successful, each child affected could be owed thousands of pounds. The collected data in question includes phone numbers, videos, exact location, and biometric information of each child. TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, issued a statement saying, “We believe the claims lack merit and intend to vigorously defend the action.”

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