TikTok Faces Suit Over Child Privacy From London Preteen

By Bonnie Eslinger (January 4, 2021, 3:43 PM GMT) -- A judge has ruled that a 12-year-old girl can remain anonymous in her pursuit of claims that the video-sharing app TikTok is illegally exploiting the personal data of children.

Judge Mark Warby said in a Dec. 30 ruling at the High Court that he would permit the case to go forward, with the claimant being identified only as a girl of 12 from London.

"Disclosure of that information is a lesser measure than total elimination of all personal information other than her age, and one that does not create a material risk of the harms identified," the judge wrote.

The litigation, backed...

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