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TikTok fined KRW 186 million in South Korea for mishandling user data

Thursday 16 July 2020 | 10:22 CET | News
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The Korea Communications Commission (KCC) fined video sharing platform TikTok KRW 186 million (approximately USD 155,000) for mishandling user data amid growing global privacy concerns of the social media service, Yonhap news agency reports. The Commission claims TikTok violated local telecommunication laws by collecting data of children under the age of 14 without parental consent, and did not properly notify users of its overseas transfer of personal data.

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Countries: Korea, Republic of
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