Report: China’s TikTok ‘Unable To Explain’ Why They May Store Your ‘Faceprints And Voiceprints’ And Other ‘Biometric Data’

Report: China’s TikTok ‘Unable To Explain’ Why They May Store Your ‘Faceprints And Voiceprints’ And Other ‘Biometric Data’


Earlier this week, the Chinese social media platform TikTok released their new privacy policy informing users that the app may collect new forms of biometric data, such as “faceprints and voiceprints,” but the company has reportedly been “unable to explain what types of data these terms referred to, or why the app might need to access this information in the first place.”

“A change to TikTok’s U.S. privacy policy on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app ‘may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information’ from its users’ content,” reported TechCrunch. “This includes things like ‘faceprints and voiceprints,’ the policy explained.”

TechCrunch then explained that after being reached for comment on the forms of data that may be collected, “TikTok could not confirm what product developments necessitated the addition of biometric data to its list of disclosures about the information it automatically collects from users, but said it would ask for consent in the case such data collection

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