TikTok faces a £27 million fine ($29 million ... for the moment, at least) following a British government investigation that found the Chinese media giant may have breached UK data protection laws and failed to protect children's privacy.
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also being discussed on [MeFi](https://www.metafilter.com/196651/I-guess-thats-unavoidable-if-your-rotations-count-per-orbit-is-a-prime) and [HN](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=32975173)
Civil society groups are urging the federal government to take up a model law that would govern the use of facial recognition technology in Australia, where legislative loopholes risk creating a "Wild West".
Nigeria’s National Assembly says the Data Protection Bill will be passed into law within 30 days of receiving it from the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The Chairman Senate Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cybercrime, Yakubu Useni, made the promise at a one-day sensitisation workshop on data protection organised for members of the national assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In 2015, Leicestershire Police scanned the faces of 90,000 individuals at a music festival in the UK and checked these images against a database of people suspected of crimes across Europe. This was the first known deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) at an outdoor public event in the UK. In the years since, the surveillance technology has been [frequently used](https://bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/campaigns/stop-facial-recognition/) throughout the country with little government oversight and no electoral mandate.
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TikTok is facing a £27 million ($29 million) fine after the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provisionally found that the company breached child data protection laws for a two-year period. The alleged law breach happened from May 2018 through July 2020, with the ICO noting that the company “may have” processed data of children under the age of 13 without parental consent. Additionally, it said the company may have “failed to provide proper information to its users in a concise, transparent and easily understood way” and “processed special category data, without legal grounds to do so.”