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Democratic Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over TikTok Privacy Regulations

Friday, 29 May 2020 23:46 WIB Global

Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee are requesting that Federal Trade Commission regulators investigate the popular video app TikTok for violations of children's privacy. The Energy and Commerce Committee conducts oversight on the FTC's privacy unit. The lawsuit filed Thursday follows claims submitted by the Center for Digital Democracy, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others that TikTok failed to remove videos posted by children under the age of 13, which it had previously agreed to do in a 2019 agreement with the FTC. The FTC fined TikTok $5.7 million in February 2019 over lax enforcement of measures designed...

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