Sep 16, 2023THNPrivacy / Technology The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) slapped TikTok with a €345 million (about $368 million) fine for violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its handling of children's data. The investigation, initiated in September 2021, examined how the popular short-form video platform processed … [Read more...] about TikTok Faces Massive €345 Million Fine Over Child Data Violations in E.U.
Jan 14, 2023Ravie LakshmananPrivacy / Online Safety Popular short-form video hosting service TikTok has been fined €5 million (about $5.4 million) by the French data protection watchdog for breaking cookie consent rules, making it the latest platform to face similar penalties after Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft since 2020. "Users of 'tiktok[.]com' could not refuse … [Read more...] about TikTok Fined $5.4 Million by French Regulator for Violating Cookie Laws
Following heightened worries that U.S. users' data had been accessed by TikTok engineers in China between September 2021 and January 2022, the company sought to assuage U.S. lawmakers that it's taking steps to "strengthen data security." The admission that some China-based employees can access information from U.S. users came in a letter sent to nine senators, which further … [Read more...] about TikTok Assures U.S. Lawmakers it’s Working to Safeguard User Data From Chinese Staff
Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content, and even upload unauthorized videos.The Indian video sharing app, called Chingari, is available for … [Read more...] about Any Chingari App (Indian TikTok Clone) Account Can Be Hacked Easily