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TikTok’s new privacy policy allows the app to collect your biometric data

a tik tok It is undoubtedly one of the most fun social networks, but if you are concerned about your privacy, you may want to stop using it, or at least realize that some part of it is shared. This is because a file tik tok Making a change to their privacy policy, the company essentially got permission to collect your biometrics.

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.

TikTok has changed its privacy policy

However, the second is revealed by Take CrunchTikTok’s privacy policy is written in such a way that consent is sought only when legally required. The policy says in part:

“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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