A group of public organizations in the USA filed a complaint with the Federal trade Commission (FTC) in connection with the fact that the social network TikTok has removed all videos of children under the age of 13. It is reported Reuters.
“Centre for the protection of digital democracy,” “Campaign for non-profit childhood” and other public organizations drew attention of the FTC for failure to comply with the social networking of American law on the protection of children’s privacy on the Internet.
Lawyers of public organizations noted that TikTok is still a large number of regular users under 13 years of age, many of whom have published their video a few years ago.
In 2019 FTC fined TikTok at $5.7 million, According to the law on the protection of children’s privacy in the Internet, websites and online services must obtain parental permission before collecting personal information from children under 13 years of age.
As has noted then the Agencyaccount in the app was public by default, which means that other users can view biography, name, photo & video profiles of children. In addition to the fine, the Commission demanded that the social network delete all the videos uploaded by the children under the age of 13.
TikTok – Chinese social network that allows you to create short music videos, live broadcasts and share posts. She was running in 2016. The app for smartphones is available in 75 languages. According to the publication TechCrunch, the app TikTok downloaded over 2 billion times. Only in the first quarter of 2020 recorded more than 315 million downloads.