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TikTok sees UK mass claim on children's data dropped in latest hit for representative actions

By Sam Clark
  • 19 May 2022 16:49
  • 19 May 2022 16:49
TikTok has escaped a mass lawsuit for billions of pounds against it in the UK over children's data processing after the claimant dropped the case.
Former UK children's commissioner Anne Longfield brought the claim in December 2020 as a litigation friend of an anonymous child known only as "SMO." She argued that

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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