6 billion euros compensation lawsuit filed against TikTok in the Netherlands

The Stichting Massaschade & Consument Foundation in the Netherlands has filed a 6 billion euro compensation lawsuit against the social media application TikTok for data security.

The lawsuit against TikTok in the Netherlands for 6 billion euros has taken everyone by surprise.

TikTok, one of the most used applications in the world, was hit hard by the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands, the Stichting Massaschade & Consument Foundation announced that it has filed a 6 billion euro lawsuit against the social networking site TikTok for data security breach.

In the statement made by the Stichting Massaschade & Consument Foundation, it was reported that the 6 billion-euro lawsuit was filed in the Amsterdam Court on behalf of 4.5 million TikTok members in the Netherlands.

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It was noted that the first examination of the case will be made by the court on 6 October.

In the statement, it was stated that “TikTok improperly processes data, acts improperly in advertising content, does not provide adequate protection against harmful content, and sells users’ personal data to countries such as China and the USA, which are not secure in protecting this data.”

This is the third lawsuit filed this year against TikTok for data security reasons in the Netherlands.

Unlike the other two cases, the Massaschade & Consument Foundation’s case covers all TikTok users in the Netherlands, including adults.

In the first lawsuit filed against TikTok in the Netherlands for breaching the security of personal data, the Consumers Union and a foundation aiming to protect personal data demanded 2 billion euros in damages.

In the second lawsuit, the Dutch Market Information Research Foundation (SOMI) demanded 1.4 billion euros from TikTok in June, alleging that TikTok “neglects the data privacy and security of child users”.

In addition, in July, the Personal Data Protection Authority (DPA) in the Netherlands imposed an administrative fine of 750 thousand euros on the social media application TikTok, for not making sufficient statements in Dutch regarding the protection of children’s personal data in the country.