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Parents claim that this app from China is also violating the laws of the European Union.
64 thousand parents of Europe have sued the Chinese app Tiktok for 1.4 billion euros (about Rs 12,429 crore). It is alleged that Tiktok is putting children in danger through its content. Also, China is sending a lot of data by accumulating. Parents claim that this app from China is also violating the laws of the European Union.
An organization working for these families has demanded 2000 euros (about Rs 1.80 lakh) in damages for each child. In fact, the Market Information Research Foundation, an organization representing more than 64 thousand parents from many European countries including the Netherlands, has filed a petition in the court of Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Dow Linders, the lawyer for this organization, said- ‘TikTok is collecting excessive data without the permission of children and their parents. This could be related to advertising based on personal likes and dislikes or sending data to China or the US. According to the organization, many children around the world have lost their lives in the pursuit of meeting dangerous challenges. For example, through the Blackout Challenge, people on TikTok were challenged to suffocate their teammates until they fainted.
Linders says that even though death may not occur, such dangerous games or challenges can cause psychological or physical harm to children. On the other hand, the Tiktok company says that it is working hard to protect its young users. The smartphone app has kept the accounts of 13 to 15-year-olds private. At the same time, Tiktok has often been in controversies since its existence.
Our case for those who use TikTok: Lawyer
The Market Information Research Foundation was started in July 2020. Since then 64,000 claims have been submitted from across Europe. More than a third of these are from the Netherlands. The organization takes 17.50 euros i.e. about one and a half thousand rupees from each parent.
Lawyer Linders says – You can see this case by connecting it to many other such cases. For example, the Argenda case, in which a claim was made on behalf of every person in the Netherlands against climate change. Our case is for all those kids who use Tiktok.