TikTok agrees $92 mn deal to settle US privacy lawsuits

San Francisco (AFP) – TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million in a deal to settle a cluster of US class-action lawsuits accusing the video-snippet sharing platform of invading the privacy of young users. A legal filing Friday in federal court in the state of Illinois urged a judge to approve the settlement, which includes TikTok being more transparent about data gathering and better training employees about user privacy. The litigation combined 21 class-action cases taking aim at TikTok and its China-based parent company ByteDance. “The TikTok app infiltrates its users’ devices and extracts a bro…

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