- Tram Ho
According to Koreatimes, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has completed an investigation related to TikTok following suspicions that the online video-sharing platform has sent user data to the Chinese government.
KCC also alleges that TikTok did not get the consent of the legal representative of users under the age of 14 in the country. In Korea, Internet service providers must obtain the consent of a legal guardian if the provider wants to collect the child’s name, email address or other personal information in accordance with the Information Protection Act. personal.
The decision of whether or not a penalty is imposed on TikTok will be announced by Korean authorities tomorrow (June 15).
“We will hold a meeting on whether to punish TikTok on Wednesday (June 15) and the results will be announced the same day,” a KCC official told Koreatimes.
KCC has previously investigated TikTok for alleged misuse of personal data from October last year. The state agencies, monitoring the media policy of South Korea, sent a request to TikTok’s headquarters in Singapore to provide data to complete the investigation process.
If KCC decides to fine TikTok, this app will pay a maximum penalty of 3% of annual revenue.
TikTok is causing a fever worldwide with more than 800 million users. The platform allows users to create short videos from 15 seconds to 1 minute. Since its launch in 2016, the app has been downloaded more than 2 billion times to become the world’s most popular social media platform. In Korea, about 3 million people are using this app.
However, over the past time, TikTok has received much criticism in many countries due to poor user data management.
President Trump said he was considering banning TikTok as one of many measures to punish China
Before South Korea, India had banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese applications after tensions at the border. In addition, TikTok is also facing the risk of being banned in the US. A few days ago, President Trump announced that he was considering banning TikTok as one of many measures to punish China.
Source : Genk