One probe calls TikTok’s #GDPR compliance into question due to data transfers to China. The other is on a theme that has been causing TikTok problems for years now: its collection and handling of the personal data of children.
ByteDance's popular video sharing app TikTok has faced security and privacy concerns from most of the world and as EU complaints mount, it will be opening a "transparency center” in Ireland.
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.
In the well-reported cases of both TikTok and Privacy Shield, governments took decisive action to protect their residents from potential abuse by other governments. These cases present businesses with steps they can take to adjust to the evolving environment.
TikTok was dealt another blow when it was discovered to have been engaging in undisclosed user tracking in the Android version of its app.
It's fair to say that TikTok is having an even rougher 2020 than most companies with French privacy regulator CNIL opening a probe into parent company ByteDance's operations.
Adding to the string of privacy issues, Anonymous promoted a claim that the reverse engineered Tiktok app was found to quietly vacuum up every bit of personal information that it can access.
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.