France’s knowledge privateness watchdog CNIL stated on Tuesday that it has opened a preliminary investigation into Chinese language-owned video-sharing app TikTok after it obtained a criticism.
TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, is already beneath investigation over privateness issues by U.S., European Union and Dutch authorities.
“A criticism about TikTok was obtained in Could. This criticism is now beneath investigation,” a CNIL spokesman stated, confirming a Bloomberg report.
He declined to elaborate on the character of the criticism or the id of the plaintiff.
Requested for remark, TikTok stated: “Defending TikTok customers’ privateness and security is our high precedence. We’re conscious of the investigation by the CNIL and are absolutely cooperating with them.”
In the US, officers have stated that TikTok poses a nationwide safety threat due to the non-public knowledge it handles.
President Donald Trump has threatened to ban TikTok and has given ByteDance 45 days to barter a sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations to Microsoft.
In June, the European Information Safety Board (EDPB) stated it will arrange a activity pressure to evaluate TikTok’s actions throughout the bloc after a request from an EU lawmaker involved about its knowledge assortment and safety and privateness dangers.
In Could, the Dutch privateness watchdog stated it will examine how TikTok handles the info of thousands and thousands of younger customers.