Draft decision in TikTok data inquiry submitted to other EU authorities
A draft decision in a large-scale investigation of TikTok’s processing of children’s data has been submitted by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) to other EU authorities.
The investigation is one of two own-volition inquiries into TikTok launched by the DPC in September 2021.
It focuses on the processing of child users’ personal data in the context of the platform settings of the TikTok platform, in particular public-by-default processing of such platform settings in relation to users under age 18 accounts and age verification measures for persons under 13.
The inquiry also considers whether TikTok has complied with the GDPR’s transparency obligations in the context of the processing of personal data of users under age 18.
Deputy commissioner Graham Doyle said: “As the EU lead supervisory authority for TikTok, the DPC opened this inquiry in September 2021. The DPC has submitted its draft decision to its colleagues for their views on it today.
“This is part of the process under Article 60 of the GDPR, where the DPC sends draft decisions to other concerned supervisory authorities and they have one month to review its draft decision and raise any ‘relevant and reasoned objections’ that they may have.”