The European Union is very serious about a series of applications to safeguard the security y privacy of all its citizens, and recently warned those responsible for the application TikTok of a possible ban in all 27 countries if they do not comply with the Digital Services law by September 1.
Specifically, he was the commissioner of the European Union, Thierry Bretonwho warned the CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chewin a meeting held by videoconference.
The commissioner has clarified that the European Union will use all possible means to safeguard the privacy and security of its citizens, and that if necessary, it could end up banning the application throughout the European Union.
Basically the European Union wants TikTok to comply with all the rules and regulations described in the Digital Services law, and gives it a deadline before September 1.
It should be remembered that the Digital Services law entered into force in November 2022 and could launch a multitude of dissuasive sanctions, including a ban throughout the European Union for repeated violations of the law.
In addition, non-compliance with the law can lead to heavy fines of up to 6% of the annual global turnover of companies operating in the EU.
These meetings between the European Union and TikTok are not new, since they have been discussing policies on data security, misinformation and compliance with the law for some time.
In previous meetings, topics such as child safety, Russian disinformation, transparency of paid political content and the general data protection regulation (RGPD) had been discussed.
A warning that is very serious
“We will not hesitate to adopt the full scope of the sanctions to protect our citizens if the audits do not show full compliance”, warns Commissioner Thierry Breton.
It should be remembered that TikTok has already been banned in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Azerbaijan, and in the United States, in more than 20 states, the use of this application has been prohibited. application on government-issued devices.
On the other hand, the director of public policy and government relations of TikTok, Caroline Greer, pointed out that “it has been a good exchange of dialogue between the executive director Chew and the commissioner of the European Union”, clarifying that “the safety of users is paramount for TikTok.”
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