This includes data such as facial and voice impressions, but it is not clear exactly why they need this data. When the company was asked for clarification, a TikTok spokesperson said it would seek user consent when beginning the data collection process.
“We may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information as defined by US law, such as face and voice fingerprints, from User Content. Where required by law, we will require the necessary authorizations prior to any collection.”
Before that, it was discovered that the app was collecting data from users without informing them. This was only discovered when Apple released a file iOS 14This OS version notifies users whenever an application attempts to read information from the user’s clipboard. TikTok defended its decision, saying it was intended to combat spam behaviour, but it was later removed.
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