TikTok, a popular video sharing application, punishes a fine of over 600 million yen for 'child information collection'
Posting and sharing short movies " TikTok " from China is very popular among young people, but because of the lack of protection for children under 13, 570 It will be imposed a fine of $ 10,000 (about 630 million yen).
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American law to protect children 's online privacy COPPA requires parental consent before collecting names, email addresses and other personal information from users under the age of 13. A survey was conducted based on the allegations of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), the FTC of the United States approved TikTok's violation of laws, and 570 against China's musical.ly who manages TikTok Imposed a fine of 10,000 dollars (about 630 million yen), it was revealed that musical.ly agreed on fine payment. For COPPA violation, it is expected to be the largest penalty ever.
TikTok, which has 65 million users in the United States, merged with musical.ly, a video sharing service in November 2017, but the function that was in violation of this COPPA was included in the musical.ly application, Currently it is being handed over to the TikTok application. According to the FTC, quite a lot of TikTok users in the United States are under the age of 13, and the operator knew that. TikTok, which is certified as a violation of COPPA, will strictly manage the age gate that requires parental consent at the time of account creation for users under the age of 13, and measures will be taken to prevent children under 13 from uploading the movie to TikTok We are considering raising all movies posted by users under the age of 13, ultimately. However, it is pointed out that "Children can avoid easily by falsifying their age?" And it is unclear whether effective problem solving will be done.
To the end It is TikTok who was fined for violating information protection provisions of users under the age of 13 in the United States, but it is pointed out that this case may trigger similar privacy compliance in the EU, the Asian region, etc. There is also.
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