TikTok settles class action lawsuit in the US for $92 million

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TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class action lawsuit. The class action related to allegations of significant privacy violations, with claims that TikTok had collected sensitive personal data and used it to track its users and show targeted ads to them. An allegation was also made that the app had analysed the faces of its users to determine their ethnicity, gender and age. 

Whilst TikTok denies all allegations, it has agreed to settle the case out of court. A spokesperson explained that “Whilst we disagree with the assertions, rather than going through lengthy litigation, we’d like to focus our efforts on building a safe and joyful experience for the TikTok community.”