Longfield has taken legal action on behalf of 3.5 million text messagte service children under the age of 13 against TikTok . His lawsuit is based text messagte service on the circumstance that the social network would have illegally compiled text messagte service personal data of millions of children since May 2018, the date on which the RGPD entered into force in the European Union.
As compensation, Longfield claims text messagte service amounts from TitTok that would reach several billion pounds ( since each injured minor would receive thousands of pounds in compensation ). Longfield claims in its lawsuit that TikTok text messagte service deliberately violated European data protection regulations and made personal information of minors their own without prior notice, without transparency and without due consent.
The data would also have been collected text messagte service without the knowledge of the parents and the minors themselves. In the United Kingdom, children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use TikTok and every time the user downloads text messagte service the app, they must enter their age. In Longfield's view, TikTok 's collection of personal data is clearly excessive for a video-sharing app.