The Beijing Internet Court ruled against Tencent Holdings and ByteDance, owner of Douyin and TikTok, in cases alleging misuse of user data, the South China Morning Post reports. Plaintiffs argued Tencent violated users’ privacy by sharing data between the WeRead and WeChat apps. Tencent was ordered to stop sharing the data and pay 6,600 yuan. In a case against Douyin over “people you may know” recommendations, the company was ordered to delete the users’ information and pay 5,231 yuan.
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