After the death of a girl, Italy orders TikTok to block users who encouraged her

For several years it has been nothing new that social networks can sometimes cause irreparable damage to society or a small group of people if the unfortunate conditions are met. In this case, unfortunately The Indian Express reports that a 10-year-old Italian girl died from participating in a challenge that challenged users to lose consciousness. The challenge was to put a belt around his neck and stop breathing while recording with the phone.

Given this situation, the Italian data protection authority ordered the short video application last Friday to block the accounts of Italian users who cannot verify their age. In a statement, the regulator said that even though TikTok promised to ban the registration of children under the age of thirteen, it was very easy to bypass this rule.

As a result of this event and the pronouncement, TikTok has to block unverified users until before February 15. A representative of TikTok in Italy has mentioned that the company is analyzing the communication received by the government, in this regard said that they have security and privacy as a priority and are constantly working to toughen their policies, even more so to protect their users younger.

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Elijah Casanova
Ninth cycle Law student at the Universidad del Pacífico. With an interest in technology, business and law. New technologies are our letter to the future.


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