TikTok, a massively popular social network app focused on short videos and owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could face a class-action lawsuit on behalf of millions of children over its data collection practices.
Spearheading the charge is Anne Longfield, the ex-Children’s Commissioner for England, with the lawsuit representing the UK and EU children who had used the app since May 25, 2018.
Longfield accuses the company of illegally collecting troves of data on the children since that date and using their personal information to the benefit of third parties.
The data collection was allegedly being done without the consent from or knowledge of the children’s parents.
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