TikTok is a fairly new platform that is widely used and particularly popular among children and young people. Through this platform, users can create and upload short personalised videos or, if a career as a famous TikTokker does not sound like a dream, simply scroll for hours.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Authoriteit Persoonsgegevens) announced earlier this year that it had started an investigation into the processing of personal data by TikTok, with a particular focus on TikTok’s clarification of the data it processes.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), general standards of care must be observed when processing personal data. In any case, the data controller (in this case TikTok) has an obligation to provide information.
When it concerns the processing of personal data of minors (children), obviously more attention should be paid to the way in which the information is communicated. The children must of course be able to understand this explanation.
 Press realease AP, https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/nl/nieuws/ap-start-onderzoek-naar-tiktok.