Brendan Carr, the commissioner of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), has called upon the CEOs of Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. In a recent blog, Mr Carr cites concerned of how TikTok uses personal data, and the closeness to the Chinese government, as reasons.
You can read the full article at https://blog.malwarebytes.com/privacy-2/2022/07/tiktok-is-unacceptable-security-risk-and-should-be-removed-from-app-stores-says-fcc/ as reported by MalWareBytes.
As it applies to charities, the issue is larger than a particular provider. Fundraisers will understandably be keen to leverage all possible platforms for communicating their charities impact, and asking for support. But every new platform needs to be carefully considered; even if they are not a processor (as normally in this case), your endorsement should not be given without some due diligence. We would recommend:
- Undertake a DPIA
- Carefully check the terms and conditions
- Involve your Tech team and your DPO