TikTok: Record fine for video sharing app over children’s data
North America technology reporter.
Short-form video sharing app TikTok has been handed the largest ever fine for a US case involving children ' s data privacy.
The company has agreed to pay $5.7m (£4.3m) and implement new measures to handle users who say they are under 13.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the Musical.ly app, which was later acquired and incorporated into TikTok, knowingly hosted content published by underage users.
It has ordered TikTok to delete the data.
Additionally, as of Wednesday, TikTok users in the US will be required to verify their age when they open the app.
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