The Federal trade Commission fined the social network TikTok 5.7 million dollars for the publication of video with children under the age of 13. It is the largest in the history of the fine that applies to such cases.
The Commission said that the service share short video “illegally collected” personal information from children without their parents ‘ consent. Gathered e-mail addresses, IP addresses and information about the geolocation of users. This violates American law on the protection of children’s privacy on the Internet.
On the website of the Federal Commission noted that the Agency ordered the service to remove all the videos uploaded by children under 13.
Page children, which included information about personal data was available to the General public. Other users could see the profile description with a photo, name and video. By 2016, the app allowed users to search within a radius of 80 kilometers. The Commission has received complaints that adults tried to contact children via the service.
The company has agreed to pay a fine. TikTok has prepared renewal application. In the new version, users under the age of 13 can sign up for a profile, see other people’s videos and take their own, but they can’t put them in public access.
In TikTok was more than 800 million users, most of whom are children.
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