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EU is investigating TikTok over its data practices

The Union is looking into allegations that data is being sent to Chinese servers

November 23, 2022 / 02:21 PM IST
(Representational Image: Solen Feyissa via Unsplash)

(Representational Image: Solen Feyissa via Unsplash)

The European Union has confirmed multiple ongoing investigations into TikTok's data practices and the way the company serves ads aimed at minors.

In response to a letter sent by members of the European Parliament that expressed concerns that data from EU users was being sent to China, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen confirmed that the Union was investigating TikTok.

"The data practices of TikTok, including with respect to international data transfers, are the object of several ongoing proceedings," von der Leyen said in her response.

“This includes an investigation by the Irish [Data Protection Commission] about TikTok’s compliance with several GDPR requirements, including as regards data transfers to China and the processing of data of minors, and litigation before the Dutch courts (in particular concerning targeted advertising regarding minors and data transfers to China)."