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Past Age-Assurance Failures: “TikTok Should Have Known Better. TikTok Should Have Done Better”

Entertainment Law Review, August 2023

The message from the UK Information Commissioner John Edwards in a video published on 4 April 2023 adds to what has already been a busy year for TikTok. The £12.7 million fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) concerns the unlawful processing of data of children under the age of 13 without parental consent in breach of the UK GDPR. This comes in the wake of the UK Government’s ban of the TikTok app on official mobile phones following a security review of the platform, after similar steps were taken by the European Commission and the US Government earlier this year.

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