France fined TikTok $5.4 million for allowing cookies, the Internet-based monitoring technology, to be improperly tracked. After the fine was imposed, the ByteDance-owned business claims that it has now fixed the issue on their video sharing application.
The inquiry by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) primarily focused on the widely used smartphone applications from tiktok.com on the mobile platform.
The CNIL study found that tiktok.com users found it easier to ignore online trackers than to accept them, and that visitors weren’t sufficiently notified about the company’s usage of cookies.According to a representative from TikTok, these statistics talk about prior practices that we have helped with including enabling users to more readily opt-out of non-essential cookies and disclosing the end goals associated with particular cookies.
According to regulations set forth by the European Union, websites must expressly request Internet users provide permission before using cookies.
The regulations of the European Union (EU) state that they must also make it simple to reject them.