FTC Hits TikTok With Record $5.7 Million Fine Over Children’s Privacy
The company will pay $5.7 million to settle allegations that the social media app formerly known as Musical.ly illegally collected information from children under 13.
TikTok must also comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, going forward and take down any videos uploaded by users under 13.
The FTC’s complaint alleges that Musical.ly violated COPPA by failing to require parental consent for users under 13, neglecting to notify parents about how the app collected personal information on underage users, and not permitting parents to request to have their children’s data deleted.
Source: FTC Hits TikTok With Record $5.7 Million Fine Over Children’s Privacy | WIRED