Class-action lawsuit filed in California to accuse TikTok of illegally harvesting data and sending it to China

The social-media platform TikTok is amassing vast swaths of data on its users without their consent and sending it to servers in China, according to a class-action lawsuit filed… in California federal court. The suit, filed by Misty Hong, a college studen
Article Mon, Dec 02, 2019

The social-media platform TikTok is amassing vast swaths of data on its users without their consent and sending it to servers in China, according to a class-action lawsuit filed… in California federal court.

The suit, filed by Misty Hong, a college student from Palo Alto, alleges TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, neglected their duty to handle user data with care and knowingly violated a slew of statutes governing data gathering and the right to privacy.