Following the US, the European Union is also looking into the TikTok short video platform’s data practises.
Investigations are being conducted to see whether TikTok complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules. The main objective of the investigation is to look at data transfers from EU citizens to China and marketing that specifically targets youngsters.
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TikTok is the subject of inquiries as a result of the worries raised by members of the European Parliament.
NEW: The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirms that #TikTok’s data transfers are under investigation & object of several ongoing proceedings.
This comes after concerns raised by Members of the European Parliament about data access from inside China https://t.co/aWlVl6hnXJ pic.twitter.com/dhOCojKKOW
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) November 22, 2022
Prior to now, the China’s short-video platform was charged with breaking EU consumer laws. As a result, it pledged to change its procedures. TikTok has faced criticism in the US for data privacy issues in addition to the EU.
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