DUTCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY FINES TIKTOK OVER PRIVACY
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The Netherlands’ Data Protection Authority said Thursday it has fined TikTok 750,000 euros ($885,000) for not offering a privacy statement in Dutch, saying many children who use the popular video sharing app would be unable to understand the information.

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