The UK government line is that it does not want to outlaw end-to-end encryption, but simply "provide necessary tools" to law enforcement to ensure child cyber safety. This may include client-side scanning.
As children spend more time online and engage with devices at an earlier age, it becomes a collective responsibility of parents, teachers, schools, governments, and businesses to help create a safer internet for children.
TikTok has struggled with an ongoing string of issues involving child privacy. A new one has emerged as a parents group in the Netherlands has filed a $1.7 billion suit against it in Amsterdam.
A UK privacy lawsuit that could involve millions of minors alleges that TikTok violated child privacy laws in its collection of personal information and in transferring it to third parties.
A consumer protection group has filed complaints against the social media giant: failure to protect children, unfair terms of video use and data collection misrepresentations among others.
TikTok is facing a new complaint on child privacy accusing the platform for not removing videos posted by minors and not making reasonable effort to collect parental consent for new accounts.