TikTok Fined €345 Million over ‘Nudging’ Kids to Opt for Public, Post-Now Settings

Privacy watchdogs in Europe have fined TikTok €345 million ($368 million) after finding that the social platform infringed the GDPR when processing children’s data. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) analyzed the design practices implemented by TikTok in the context of two pop-up notifications shown to children aged 13 to 17 – namely the Registration pop-up and the Video Posting pop-up. The board, working alongside supervisory authorities, found both pop-ups failed to present options to
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