Dutch DPA opens investigations into TikTok over privacy concerns

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has launched an investigation to examine whether TikTok adequately protects the privacy of Dutch children. The authority expects to publish its initial findings later this year. Monique Verdier, deputy chairman of the Dutch DPA, stated: ‘We investigate whether the app has a privacy-friendly design. We’ll also check whether the information TikTok provides when children install and use the app is easy to understand and adequately explains how their personal data is collected, processed and used. Lastly, we’ll look at whether parental consent is required for TikTok to collect, store and use children’s personal data.’