The Italian Data Protection Authority has ordered TikTok to block the use of data of users for whom the age of the registry has not been ascertained with certainty. The emergency intervention was formalized with a note and will last at least until next February 15 pending further investigations.
The Italian Authority had already opened an investigation on TikTok last December, accused of lack of attention to the protection of minors. The blocking order will be brought to the attention of the Irish Authority, considering that recently TikTok announced that it has established its main business in Ireland. In the meantime, the response from TikTok has also arrived, which makes it known that it has received and is therefore analyzing the information provided by the authority.