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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.