South Korean regulator fines TikTok over mishandling child data



Video sharing platform TikTok has been fined by a South Korea regulator for mishandling child data. 

The Korea Communications Commission (KCC), the country’s telecommunications watchdog, said it has fined the company 186 million won — around $155,000 — for failing to protect users’ private data.

The fine is equivalent to 3% of the company’s annual sales in South Korea, an amount designated for such violations under local privacy laws. The investigation began last year in October, the KCC said.

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