Federal Trade Commission refers complaint about TikTok’s adherence to child privacy law to the DOJ

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The Federal Trade Commission has referred a complaint against TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, to the Department of Justice. The FTC said in a statement Tuesday that it investigated the two companies and “uncovered reason to believe” they are “violating or are about to violate” the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a federal law which requires kid-oriented apps and websites to get parental consent before collecting personal information of children under 13. The agency also cited potential violations of the FTC Act, the law that outlines its enforcement responsibilities. A spokesperson for the Justice Department declined to comment on...