Irish Data Protection Commission Tiktok fine

On 15 September 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued a decision notice against TikTok Technology Limited (TikTok), including a fine of €345m in relation to the following infringements:

  1. Children’s profiles were set to public by default meaning anyone could view content posted.
  2. The family pairing setting allowed an adult (not necessarily a family member) to pair with a child’s account and send direct messages to the child.
  3. Transparency information provided to children was insufficient.
  4. TikTok implemented “dark patterns” which nudged users to choose more privacy intrusive settings.

TikTok was given three months to bring their processing into compliance.

A link to the decision can be found here.


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