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Italy cracks down on TikTok following child’s tragic death


Italy cracks down on TikTok following child's tragic deathItalian regulators turned their eyes toward TikTok this week following the tragic death of a 10-year-old girl.

On Thursday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (GPDP) ordered makers of the popular social media app to stop processing the data of any user within the country “whose age could not be established with full certainty.” This move essentially places an immediate hold on all but age-verified accounts. 

The temporary measure is set to run through Feb. 15, at which time the GPDP will announce how it intends to move forward in the long term. According to TikTok’s European privacy policy, “TikTok is not directed at children under the age of 13.” Read more…

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