In the United States, the application that made so much noise in 2020 under the Trump era has just informed its users that their biometric data could now be collected, without clearly explaining the reasons.
TikTok can now collect biometric data
The social network does not clearly explain what they will use this data for
TikTok specifies it will seek users’ consent before collecting such information, only when required by law. If we take the example of the United States, that means nothing. Only a few states offer such protections to their users. This is, for example, the case of Illinois, Texas and California. According to several observers, TikTok could play on a confusion: assume that if its users accept the platform’s terms and conditions, they also consent to the collection of biometric data .