Tiktok response to investigation by French privacy regulator

According to Reuters, on August 11, the national information and Freedom Commission, the French data privacy regulator, said it had launched a preliminary investigation into tiktok in May after receiving complaints. At present, the investigation continues. < / P > < p > a spokesperson for the agency said, “in May 2020, cnil has begun to investigate tiktok applications and stations. Cnil did receive complaints at that time. ” < / P > < p > the French survey focuses on data privacy and other issues: the level of information provided by tiktok to users, how tiktok users exercise their rights, data transfer applied outside the EU and what measures tiktok has taken to protect minors. < / P > < p > the spokesman said that so far, the French National Committee on information and freedom is still investigating tiktok and participating in the relevant work being carried out by the European Union. Their investigation is part of the recently established EU tiktok task force. The spokesman pointed out that the Irish Data Protection Council may be the leading body in the investigation of tiktok. When asked about the French investigation, tiktok responded, “protecting the privacy and security of tiktok users is our top priority,” Reuters said. We are aware of cnil’s investigation and are fully cooperating with them. ” Recently, it was reported that the French government had no plan to ban tiktok. At the beginning of August, according to a report by Bloomberg, French officials had publicly indicated that they did not intend to follow the US ban on tiktok. A representative of the French Minister of digital Affairs said that the government is currently concerned about the Internet hate speech and the protection of minors on tiktok. < / P > < p > in June, following a request from an EU member about tiktok’s data collection methods, security and privacy risks, the European Data Protection Commission said it would set up a task force to assess tiktok’s activities across the EU. In May, the Dutch data privacy regulator also said it would investigate how tiktok processes data from millions of young users. < / P > < p > at the same time, the United States continues to “hunt down” tiktok. President trump has signed an executive order requiring tiktok to sell its U.S. business within a 45 day period, otherwise the app will be banned. At present, Microsoft is leading the acquisition negotiations of tiktok, and twitter, Sequoia Capital, Softbank and other companies have been reported to have the intention to join the acquisition negotiations. Scientists have made ultra-high-speed terahertz wireless chips that deliver faster than 5g

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