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.
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
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.