Lawsuit claims Chinese authorities monitored Hong Kong demonstrators via TikTok

According to court documents filed by Yintao “Roger” Yu, a former executive at ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, Chinese Communist Party officials had access to a “god credential” on the social media platform that allowed them to track pro-democracy protesters and civil rights activists in Hong Kong. The court filing alleges that CCP officials … Read more

£12.7m Fine Imposed on TikTok for Gathering Data on Minors

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined TikTok £12.7m for illegally using personal data of over a million young children. Despite banning under-13s from signing up, TikTok allowed 1.4m to register in 2020 alone. UK data laws require apps to gain parental consent before allowing children under 13 to sign up. The ICO stated that … Read more