TikTok fined $368 million in Europe for failing to protect children
A major European tech regulator has ordered TikTok to pay a €345m fine after ruling the app did not do enough to protect children.
The Irish Data Protection Commission, which oversees TikTok's activities in the European Union, said on Friday that the company had breached the bloc's signature privacy law.
An investigation found that in the second half of 2020, TikTok's default settings did not do enough to protect children's accounts.
For example, newly created child profiles were set to public by default, meaning anyone online could view them.