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Competition Office Launches TikTok Probe

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.08.

Hungary’s Competition Office (GVH) on Thursday said it launched a probe of the Chinese-owned, US-based operator of video-sharing social networking service TikTok because of a failure to properly inform users.

GVH said it suspects communications with TikTok users on matters such as the scope of data collection are “not made with professional care, in line with the principles of good faith and fairness”.

It said that the most important conditions for using TikTok’s services are not in Hungarian, even though “commercial communications” targeting local users are.

It added that exposure to advertisements by children and youth who use the service are “not moderated with a sufficient degree of professional diligence”.

Foreign Minister: Good Cooperation with Huawei National Interest
Foreign Minister: Good Cooperation with Huawei National Interest

Continuing good cooperation with telecoms giant Huawei is a national economic and strategic interest for Hungary, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Friday. Szijjártó, who is attending the second Belt and Road international forum in Beijing, held several one-on-one meetings, among others with James Li, Huawei Technologies European regional chairman, and William Wu, head of […]Continue reading

GVH noted that the launch of the probe does not imply any wrongdoing.

Featured photo by MTI/EPA/Hayoung Jeon


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