January 28 marks Data Protection Day. It was first celebrated in 2006 by the committee of the Minister of the Council of Europe. Data is what every application and website you visit and download into your device. Users can claim control of what is rightfully theirs. All the available platforms and web applications are protected with Data privacy and cookies policy; quite the reverse, users run against data theft to protect their sensitive information. To make sure, Bytedance owned TikTok, a short-form user videos platform rolls out a new video and blog post about how the app collects and uses data from users.
In recent times, the app encountered vexatious situations by many country officials, and it has been banned in countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. But they had faced a temporary ban in a few of the nations. According to TikTok’s official blog post, the company assures users that none of the sensitive or personal information from users is sold to anyone. TikTok has a team of quintessential people who have been designated to look after the various content posted in the form of short videos and scrutinize it to stress to eliminate superfluous videos. This has been occurring when the user of the app posts sensitive or inappropriate content through the app.
TikTok access to a wide range of privacy settings, for instance
• Choosing whether their account is private or public
• Choosing how we suggest their account to others
• They set limits on who can interact with their videos through features like Stitch and Duet or commenting on their videos
• Changing who can tag and mention you in a post, all the way from ‘Everyone’ to ‘No One’
• Deciding whether they want to share data with us to personalize the ads that they receive