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Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

ROME, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it cannot verify following death of 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app.

In a statement, the regulator said although TikTok had committed to ban registration for minors under the age of 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule. As a result, it said TikTok had to block unverified user accounts until at least Feb. 15 awaiting further information. (Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Giselda Vagnoni)

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