The National Center for Personal Data Protection (NCPDP), for information and application purposes, communicates about the prohibition by the Italian Data Protection Authority – Garante, of personal data processing of TikTok users. The authority notified the social network for several violations regarding the protection of personal data of minors under 13 years.
In December last year, Garante fixed several infringements and notified TikTok. The irregularities concern in poor attention to the protection of minors, the easy dodging of the registration ban the company applies to children under 13 years.
Italian Data Protection Authority did not receive any response from the social network. As a result, it banned TikTok from further processing the data relating to any user “whose age could not be established with full certainty so as to ensure compliance with the age-related requirements”.
The ban will apply provisionally – 15 February – until the completion of the examination by Garante of personal data processing of TikTok users.
The NCPDP, as the national authority for the supervision of personal data processing, emphasizes the responsibility of personal data controllers to comply with the provisions of the legislative framework on personal data protection and to ensure that personal data processing operations are in accordance with the legislation in force.