The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that social media platform Tiktok has been fined £12.7 million for various reasons, including misuse of children’s data.
The UK Information Commission Office (ICO) announced that social media platform Tiktok was fined £12.7 million (approximately $15.9 million) for various reasons, including misuse of children’s data. It has been recorded that 1.4 million children under the age of 13 use TikTok, even though it is against the rules.
In the statement, which stated that personal data of children under the age of 13 were used without parental consent, “TikTok did not make adequate controls on who uses the platform and did not take the necessary action to remove children under the age of 13.” In the statement, it was stated that while the investigation of the ICO concluded that some of the company’s senior employees were concerned about the use of the platform and not being taken away from the children under the age of 13, TikTok was unable to provide adequate answers. Due to TikTok not allowing children under the age of 13 to use the platform and using their children’s data without parental consent, failing to provide the necessary information on how the data of the people using the platform is collected, used and shared, and not ensuring the legal, fair and transparent processing of personal data of British users, It concluded that the UK violated the General Data Protection Regulation.In the statement, it was reported that as a result of the investigation, it was decided to impose a penalty of 12.7 million pounds on Tiktok.