TikTok modified the privacy settings for children and teens under the age of 18 on Wednesday after asking the US Federal Trade Commission to disclose details of its collection of personal information and the impact of its practice on children and adolescents in the United States.
The changes come a month after the Federal Trade Commission asked social media platforms, including TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, to provide detailed information about how users’ personal data are collected and used and how their practice affects children and teens.
What are the new privacy adjustments?
The TikTok platform, which is very popular among teenagers, prohibits the service of saving videos that were produced by users of the platform, who are 15 years old or younger, and the platform also banned hosting live broadcasts for this age group.
TikTok announced a new feature, which allows customizing preset videos for children, and another tool that allows parents to link their accounts to their children’s accounts to enable content and privacy settings, according to “Euronews”.
Tik Tok users are required to record their birthdate when signing up for the service, but as with other social media platforms, actual age verification is not possible.
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