Italy's watchdog warns TikTok over alleged breach of EU privacy rules

Italy's watchdog warns TikTok over alleged breach of EU privacy rules

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Italy’s data protection authority has formally warned Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok about an alleged breach of existing European Union rules to safeguard user privacy, the watchdog said on Monday.

TikTok had told users in recent weeks that it was going to deliver targeted advertising to them from July 13, without requesting consent for using data stored in their devices, the Italian watchdog said.

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