Key takeaways of the Irish DPC's €345 TikTok fine

26/10/2023 | IAPP

The IAPP has published an analysis of the final decision against TikTok by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) concerning the company's processing of children's personal data, which resulted in a €345 million fine for breaching the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The authors write that the decision is the first to examine age-verification measures against the backdrop of the GDPR from an EU-wide European Data Protection Board (EDPB) perspective. The decision also reaffirms that protecting children's data is a significant focus of EU regulators and promotes the DPC as the leader in this area. The DPC's findings regarding the risks to children from the processing of their data are also informative of how the DPC will expect organisations to assess such risks in relation to their own processing operations.

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