TikTok is letting itself collect your biometric data

The social media app changed its privacy policy earlier this week.

TikTok may collect your faceprints and voiceprints, its updated privacy policy has revealed.

TikTok changed its US privacy policy this week, saying it may collect “biometric identifiers and biometric information” such as “faceprint and voiceprint” from your videos. The video-based social app will, where required by law, seek permission for policy notes.

only a few states have biometric privacy law —California, Illinois, New York, Texas and Washington — which could mean that TikTok doesn’t require permission from people in other states, as noted by Nerdshala.

A TikTok spokesperson said in an emailed statement to Nerdshala, “As part of our continued commitment to transparency, we recently updated our privacy policy to address the types of information we collect and use. Please provide more clarity on how to do that.”

in February, TikTok agreed to pay $92 million To settle a lawsuit alleging that the app captured biometric and private data from users in the US and passed the private user data to third parties.

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