The Korean Communications Commission (KCC) said it had fined company, height 186 million yuan, which correspond to about $ 155.000. The fine was imposed because users' data was not adequately protected.
The fine corresponds to 3% of its annual sales ByteDance (company behind TikTok) in South Korea, amount set for such violations, in accordance with local privacy law. The KCC said the investigation began last October.
The regulator said TikTok gathered data children under the age of 14, without the consent of their legal guardians.
From May 2017 to December 2019, at least 6.007 were collected archives data belonging to children.
The KCC added that TikTok had not informed them users for the transfer of personal data.
According to research, TikTok uses four in cloud Companies to store his data (Alibaba Cloud, Fastly, Edgecast and Firebase).
South Korean user data is stored on servers managed by Alibaba Cloud and are located in the US and Singapore, the KCC said.
In a statement to the regulator, TikTok stated that outsource data storage to third parties only when necessary, but regrets not informing them properly users for this. The company added that it will improve the way users' data is managed.
In January, the US military reportedly banned the use of TikTok due to "security concerns".
Finally, a few days ago, the company announced that it was leaving its market Hong Kong following the enactment of China's new security laws.