TikTok could face a £27m fine for failing to protect children’s privacy when they’re using the platform.
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found the video-sharing platform may have processed the data of under-13s without appropriate consent.
The watchdog said the breach happened over more than two years - until July 2020 - but that it had not yet drawn final conclusions.
TikTok says it disputes the findings, noting that they are “provisional”.
The ICO has issued TikTok Inc and TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited with a “notice of intent” - a legal document which precedes a potential fine.