TikTok allows itself to collect biometric data
TikTok allows itself to collect biometric data

TikTok has updated its privacy policy in the US to inform users that it may collect new types of biometric information, including face and voice fingerprints.

TikTok did not explain what kind of data these terms refer to or why apps might need to access this information in the first place.

The company's privacy policy was updated on 2nd June. The new policy describes how TikTok is now entitled to analyze user content.

Policy provisions: We may collect information about images and sounds that are part of User Content, such as: b- objects and scenes displayed, the presence and location of facial and body features in images, the type of sounds and language of User Content. We may collect this information to enable video performance, moderated content, demographic classification, content, ad suggestions, and other anonymous processes.

There is a lot of confusion between what results users might accept (such as adding video effects) and what they see as more intrusive (such as adding video effects).

There are also several popular languages ​​that are used to cover future updates that TikTok may add to its platform.

Tik Tok collects important data:

The new privacy policy more clearly describes the biometric data the app collects, including face and voice fingerprints.

The policy states that TikTok will obtain user consent before collecting this information. But only if the law requires it.

This does not make sense in the United States. In fact, few countries offer this kind of legal protection.

TikTok may think that agreeing to its terms of use is the only consent you need.

The change to TikTok's privacy policy is likely to respond to a recent class-action lawsuit against the company.

The company agreed in February to pay $92 million to plaintiffs who alleged they had committed various data breaches.

As part of the settlement agreement, TikTok agreed to avoid many actions that could jeopardize user privacy unless they specifically disclose such actions in their privacy policy.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, we recently updated our Privacy Policy to make it clear what information we may collect," a company spokesperson said.

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