TikTok sued in UK on behalf of millions of European children

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The lawsuit alleges that the Chinese app has breached data protection rules by collecting childrens' personal data without warning or the consent of guardians

Popular video-sharing app TikTok is facing a legal challenge for billions of pounds over allegations that it unlawfully collected the personal data of millions of European children. Anne Longfie...

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