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Social Media Platform TikTok Penalized By The Personal Data Protection Board of Turkey
Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Board has decided to Penalize Social Media Platform TikTok Application.
The relevant decision was made due to the ex officio investigation conducted by the Board following complaints and news about the claims that there are illegalities within the scope of obtaining and storing personal data on TikTok. The social media platform is in the data controller position, and the user’s express consent was not duly obtained. Also, there are many software vulnerabilities in the application.
It has been evaluated that the personal information of children under the age of 13 who were using the application before the update was viewed, and that the data of these children were collected without proper permission from the parents. Therefore there is a risk of negative consequences for children using the application.
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