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London girl, 12, can remain anonymous in suit against TikTok

London girl, 12, can remain anonymous in suit against TikTok
The claim alleges that the social media company violated EU rules on data protection.

Warby added that the girl could suffer “hostile reactions from social media influencers who might feel their status or earnings were under threat,” if her identity is revealed.” Social media giant TikTok faces a potential legal challenge over misuse of children's personal data.Most Read Longfield told the High Court in London that she hopes that the case would force the social media giant to delete the girl’s data and set a precedent.Lawyers for the 12-year-old claim that video-sharing platform has unlawfully processed children’s personal data “in order to garner advertising revenue from corporate clients,” according to Sky News.

” “As this application was made without notice, we first became aware of the application and the High Court’s judgment [on Wednesday] and are currently considering its implications,” the statement added.TikTok said in a statement that “privacy and safety are top priorities” for the company, adding that “robust policies, processes and technologies [are] in place to protect all users, and our younger users in particular.

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