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TikTok Faces Scrutiny From EU Watchdogs Over Data Practices

  • EU privacy regulators create taskforce to coordinate work
  • Dutch started probe of TikTok over safety of children’s data
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TikTok, ByteDance Ltd.’s social media app, is facing broader scrutiny over its privacy policies, following a decision by the European Union’s data protection chiefs to coordinate potential investigations.

Wednesday’s announcement by a panel of EU authorities follows the decision last month by the data-protection commission in the Netherlands to open an investigation into the company’s policies to protect children’s data, saying the app is “clearly loved” by Dutch kids.