China’s TikTok Denies Facial Scanning Tech Collects Personal Data

ByteDance Inc. denied that its Douyin app, the Chinese version of TikTok, uses facial scanning technology to access users’ personal information, saying the data it collects via the special effects function is inadequate to recognize a person’s identity.

When users select the short video app’s special effects features for use in their videos, it will not be uploaded to company servers, Yang Hui, a special effects expert at ByteDance told Caixin at a Wednesday event.

“Simply put, Douyin’s special effects are not facial recognition,” said Yang. Continue to read the full article Caixin Global