Denmark’s data watchdog has opened an investigation TikTok to determine whether the it is complying with European privacy rules.

The Data Inspectorate has today started an investigation into the video app TikTok. The goal is to find out if the service complies with the data protection rules.

TikTok is very popular among children in particular who are entitled to a special protection of their information. Therefore we are now looking at the extent of the processing of personal data in the app and what is the legal basis for the processing. In addition we are investigating a number of security aspects of TikTok.

Cristina Angela Gulisano – Danish Data Protection Supervisor

In particular, the Danish Data Protection Agency wants to know whether TikTok is providing special protection for its underage users, in line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Source: Datatilsynet

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