Europe’s latest shot across the bows in the war to protect privacy is a €345m fine for TikTok over how it dealt with children’s accounts. It was imposed under the EU’s strict general data protection regulation (GDPR) privacy legislation. 

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), which oversees TikTok because its European headquarters are in Dublin, found that the app’s “public by default” settings meant anyone could see what a child posted, whether they were TikTok subscribers or not. ..

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