TikTok Fined $5.7 Million for Violation of Children’s Privacy Law

    On March 27, 2019, defendant Musical.ly (now known as TikTok) agreed to pay $5.7 million in penalties to settle a data privacy enforcement lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

    The lawsuit began in February 2019, when the FTC alleged Musical.ly violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting the private information of children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent.

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