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Do You Know That Annoying TikTok App? They’re About To Pay a HUGE Amount in Fines For Violating Children’s Privacy

Popular entertainment app TikTok will pay $5.7 million to the FTC over a children’s privacy complaint, which alleged that the company’s Musical.ly app was collecting data from children under 13 without parental consent.

From Breitbart:


According to Variety, the complaint alleged “that Musical.ly,” which was merged with TikTok last year, “violated the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires websites and online services aimed at kids to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under 13.”

“Under the terms of the settlement, TikTok is also required to remove all videos from the app posted by children under the age of 13 and also must comply with COPPA going forward,” Variety reported, adding that “it’s the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the agency in a children’s privacy case.”

According to Variety, the complaint alleged “that Musical.ly,” which was merged with TikTok last year, “violated the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires websites and online services aimed at kids to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children under 13.”

“Under the terms of the settlement, TikTok is also required to remove all videos from the app posted by children under the age of 13 and also must comply with COPPA going forward,” Variety reported, adding that “it’s the largest civil penalty ever obtained by the agency in a children’s privacy case.”

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