Dutch knowledge safety authority fines TikTok over privateness

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The Hague: The Netherlands’ Information Safety Authority mentioned Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros (USD 885,000) for not providing a privateness assertion in Dutch, saying many kids who use the favored video sharing app can be unable to know the knowledge.

The company mentioned that by not providing a Dutch-language privateness assertion, “TikTok failed to offer an sufficient rationalization of how the app collects, processes and makes use of private knowledge.”

It mentioned TikTok has some 3.5 million customers within the Netherlands and that Dutch privateness legislation is ‘based mostly on the precept that folks should all the time be given a transparent thought of what’s being accomplished with their private knowledge.’

The information safety authority mentioned TikTok had “lodged an objection to the high quality.”

TikTok mentioned in a press release that its privateness coverage and a “shorter and extra accessible model for our youthful customers, obtainable in Dutch since July 2020, has been accepted by the Dutch Information Safety Authority as the answer to this situation.”

It added that it made different modifications to safeguard the privateness of minors previously 18 months, together with setting accounts of 13-to-15-year-olds to non-public by default and solely permitting direct messaging for customers 16 and over.

Final month, Dutch client group Consumentenbond mentioned it was launching a 1.5 billion euro (USD 1.8 billion) declare towards TikTok over what it alleges is illegal harvesting of private knowledge from customers.

The group and a basis referred to as Take Again Your Privateness demanded that TikTok pay damages to 1.2 million to 1.6 million Dutch kids who use the app.

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