TikTok is hit with a £12.7 million UK fine for violating its own children access rules


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TikTok keeps getting bad news. The popular social network has been banned from government devices in the US, and many other countries, including the UK. Today that same country also hit TikTok with a big £12.7 million (about $15.9 million) fine.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) stated the fine was due to TikTok allowing 1.4 million kids under 13 years of age to access its social networking app. That's a violation of TikTok's own terms of service. Under the country's data protection laws, parental consent must be given before companies like TikTok can allow children under 13 to access informational services that include the taking of personal data.

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