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TikTok now plans to collect biometric data of US users

TikTok now plans to collect biometric data of US users
CHINA - 2020/08/10: In this photo illustration a TikTok logo is seen displayed on a smartphone with a ByteDance logo on the background. (Photo Illustration by Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

TikTok now plans to collect biometric data of US users. An app that makes short videos in China As the status of the firm remains uncertain in the United States. Users in the country will have to give biometric data such as their faceprints and voiceprints on a voluntary basis. So, TikTok will add the data to its data repository.

TikTok has published a new privacy policy section for US users, under which it describes how the app. “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from the material that users create.

“We may collect biometric identifiers and information, such as faceprints and voiceprints. From your User Content in line with applicable US laws, such as the National Identification Act. Where required by law, we shall first seek your consent before we make any attempt to gather your personal information. “According to the corporation, under its updated privacy policy.

That part of the privacy policy went on to say that TikTok might collect information, such as identifying the objects and scenery that appear, the existence and location within anThe appearance and characteristics of your face and body, the nature of the audio, and the text of the words said in your User Content.

In a few states in the United States, for example, Illinois, Washington, California, Texas, and New York, there is biometric privacy legislation.

TikTok now plans to collect biometric data of US users

A spokesman for TikTok said in a statement to The Verge on Thursday: “To be honest, our continuous dedication to openness has always required us to keep our privacy policy updated, since we don’t want to keep any information from our users.”

On Thursday, earlier in the day, US President Joe Biden further increased the previous Donald Trump administration’s ban on Chinese enterprises involved in surveillance and intelligence gathering, raising the number of entities to 59.

An additional effect of the new presidential order is that it does not cover TikTok or its parent firm ByteDance. There is still no clear picture of what Biden hopes to accomplish by speaking out against the ban on TikTok.

TikTok now plans to collect, in February, paid $92 million to resolve a class-action complaint accusing the company of improper privacy practices in the United States.

The site collects personal information. “very sensitive personal data” in order to follow users and market them to advertisers.

In 2019, TikTok resolved a $1.1 million lawsuit on charges that exposed the privacy of youngsters.

That same year, the firm was ordered to pay $5.7 million to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). So, after claims were made that musical.ly (the latter known as TikTok), the app teens use to make a music video. Failed to acquire parental consent.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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