Two investigations opened into TikTok in Ireland

... regarding the processing of children's personal data.

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Baku, Jale Akbar, İnteraz - 15 September 2021, 17:34

Ireland has opened two investigations into the social networking app TikTok regarding the processing of children's personal data and the sending of the data to a third country.


In the statement made by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), it was stated that the basis of the two investigations against TikTok is the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


The first of the investigations concerns the processing of personal data for users under the age of 18 and the age verification measure for individuals under the age of 13, within the scope of TikTok's settings.


Within the scope of this investigation, it will also be discussed whether TikTok complies with the GDPR's transparency obligation regarding the processing of personal data of those under the age of 18.


The second investigation is about TikTok's transfer of personal data to China.


Meanwhile, the second investigation will also monitor whether TikTok complies with GDPR's rules on sending personal data to a third country.


Investigations opened by DPC with no third party complaints.


On September 2, DPC fined Facebook messaging application WhatsApp 225 million euros for breaching data rules.


By the end of 2020, the DPC had 27 international investigations underway, 14 of which were against Facebook and its subsidiaries.


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