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FTC investigating TikTok over privacy and security

2024-03-27 19:56 by
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The Federal Trade Commission is investigating TikTok for its data and security practices.

TikTok, already fighting a proposed law that could lead to a ban of the app in the United States, may soon also find itself in the crosshairs of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC is close to wrapping up a multiyear investigation into the company, which could result in a lawsuit or major fine, Politico reports.

The probe is yet another complication for the social media platform, which is already facing the threat of a potential US ban or a forced divestment from its Chinese parent company.

The FTC is reportedly probing TikTok over an alleged violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection rule, which requires companies to notify parents and obtain consent before collecting data from children under 13.

The agency is also investigating whether TikTok violated a portion of the FTC Act that prohibits "unfair or deceptive" business practices, the sources said, in denying that TikTok user data could be accessed by individuals in China.

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