TikTok is being investigated over children's privacy again, report says
The UK is reportedly following suit after a successful US case against the social video app.
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"We do have an active investigation into TikTok right now," Denham reportedly said Tuesday. "We are looking at the transparency tools for children ... the messaging system, which is completely open ... [and] the kind of videos that are collected and shared by children online."
The FTC's case had seen it allege that the app's operators violated the Children's Online
Protection Act by failing to obtain parental consent before collecting personal info on kids under the age of 13. TikTok also didn't delete the personal information after receiving complaints from parents and children.