TikTok fined £12.7m for misusing children's data

John Leonard
clock • 2 min read
TikTok fined £12.7m for misusing children’s data
Image:

TikTok fined £12.7m for misusing children’s data

'TikTok should have known better. TikTok should have done better', says UK information commissioner

UK data watchdog the Information Comissioner's Office (ICO) has fined TikTok for misusing the personal data of children under 13, and failing to do enough to prevent them from signing up for the ap...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

You may also like
ICO orders Serco Leisure to stop biometric monitoring of staff

Privacy

'Prioritising business interests over its employees’ privacy'

clock 23 February 2024 • 3 min read
Regulation has made EU firms less data-hungry

Legislation and Regulation

GDPR has cut storage and processing

clock 21 February 2024 • 2 min read
Most read

Sign up to our newsletter

The best news, stories, features and photos from the day in one perfectly formed email.

More on Social Networking

WhatsApp to support cross-platform messaging

WhatsApp to support cross-platform messaging

Impending EU regulations are driving WhatsApp towards interoperability

clock 09 February 2024 • 2 min read
Value of X has fallen 71% since Musk takeover

Value of X has fallen 71% since Musk takeover

Troubled platform's woes continue

Penny Horwood
clock 03 January 2024 • 2 min read
Google restricts political ads, X courts them as US election year looms

Google restricts political ads, X courts them as US election year looms

With the US presidential election year on the horizon, Google and Twitter are taking very different approaches to election-related content and political advertising on their platforms.

John Leonard
clock 20 December 2023 • 2 min read