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TikTok fined £12.7m for U.K. data protection law breaches

By Alex Hern

04 Apr 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The U.K. data watchdog has fined TikTok for multiple breaches of data protection law including use of children's data without parental consent. The Guardian has the details.

TikTok has been fined £12.7m for multiple breaches of data protection law, including using the personal data of children aged under 13 without parental consent, Britain’s data watchdog has said.

The Chinese-owned video app had not done enough to check who was using the platform and remove underage children, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said on Tuesday.

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