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Sanctions Imposed on TikTok by Irish Authorities Resulting in a Whopping €345 Million Fine: Analyzing the Handling of Children’s User Data in 2020

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) of Ireland has ordered TikTok to pay a fine of €345 million or approximately 13 billion baht, citing the company’s failure to comply with GDPR regulations regarding the management of data for its child users.

In its statement, the DPC highlighted various issues with TikTok’s data management during the period from July 31st to December 31st, 2020. These issues included default public profile settings, inadequate verification processes for the Family Pairing feature, and insufficient disclosure of warning details when users post videos.

It is worth noting that TikTok has revised its visibility restrictions for child users starting from 2021.

TLDR: The Data Protection Commission fines TikTok €345 million for GDPR non-compliance in managing data for child users. Issues that were identified include default public profile settings, flaws in the Family Pairing feature, and inadequate disclosure of warning details for video posts. TikTok has since revised its visibility restrictions for child users. Source: The Wall Street Journal.

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