TiKTok's age verification case decision due in coming months

22/05/2023 | Politico

Reporting on the TikTok case referred to the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) under Article 60 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for alleged violations concerning the processing of children's personal data, Politico reports European regulators will decide in the coming months. 

The original DPC investigation began in 2021 after European data protection authorities sought to understand if TikTok's settings and age verification measures were sufficient to keep children under 13 off the platform.

Meanwhile, in the US, TikTok is taking steps to address data protection and national security concerns by granting access to its source code, algorithm, and content moderation material to Oracle. The company will also monitor gateways in and out of the secure environment it has established for hosting data from TikTok's US users. A similar approach was proposed for Europe in March. 

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