TikTok fined 345 million euros for breaking EU data law on children’s accounts

According to the Irish data regulator, among other violations, the site placed the accounts of 13- to 17-year-old users to the default public option.

TikTok has been accused of repeated violations of GDPR legislation in the European Union.

TikTok was found to have violated GDPR by defaulting kid users' accounts to public.

provide transparent information to minor users; letting an adult to access a child's account via the "family pairing" feature to permit over-16 direct messaging

The DPC decided that TikTok, which has a minimum user age of 13, failed to adequately consider the risk posed to minor users who got access to the platform.

The DPC judgment comes after the UK data authority penalised TikTok £12.7 million in April for illegally processing the data of 1.4 million youngsters.

TikTok stated that the examination looked at the company's privacy settings between July 31 and December 31, 2020, and that it has remedied the issues.