US advocacy group says TikTok violated FTC consent decree and children’s privacy rules


The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others said TikTok had failed to take down all videos made by children under the age of 13, as it agreed to do under a consent agreement with the FTC announced in February 2019. — AFP

WASHINGTON: A group of privacy advocacy organisations is filing a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission on May 14 alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protecting children’s privacy online.

The Center for Digital Democracy, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others said TikTok had failed to take down all videos made by children under the age of 13, as it agreed to do under a consent agreement with the FTC announced in February 2019.

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