TikTok today becomes the latest tech company to roll out increased protections for minors on its platform in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny. The company says it will introduce a series of product changes for teen users aged 13 to 17, aimed at making their TikTok experience more private, safer and less addictive. This expands on the changes to privacy settings and defaults for users under the age of 18 that TikTok introduced in January. TikTok update will change privacy settings and defaults for users under The app will also now display a pop-up message when a teen under the age of 16 publishes their first video that asks them to choose who can watch their content — either followers, friends only or only themselves.
TikTok to add more privacy protections for teenaged users, limit push notifications
TikTok agrees to pay $92 million to settle teen privacy class-action lawsuit | ZDNet
The settlement, if approved, would lay to rest claims that the video content-sharing app, owned by Beijing-headquartered ByteDance, wrongfully collected the private and biometric data of users including teenagers and minors. The class-action lawsuit originated from 21 separate class-action lawsuits filed in California and Illinois last year. If accepted, the settlement -- filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois -- would require the creation of a compensation fund for TikTok users. In addition, TikTok would be required to launch a new "privacy compliance" training program and would need to take further measures to protect user data.
Furthering our safety and privacy commitments for teens on TikTok
People from all walks of life come to TikTok to be entertained, spark joy in their everyday, and share their creativity with others. Be it through viewing the latest book recommendations on BookTok or showing off their new digs on renovation , everyone can find their community on TikTok — and our goal is to foster a safe and welcoming platform for these vibrant, diverse communities. On TikTok we offer a range of safety and privacy controls to empower people to make decisions about who they share their content with.
By Katie Paul. The allegations may deepen legal troubles in the United States for TikTok, which is owned by Beijing ByteDance Technology Co but operates entirely outside of China and has developed an especially devoted fan base among U. The company is already facing a U.