TikTok to settle privacy lawsuit

TikTok has agreed to pay $92 million in a proposed settlement for a lawsuit over allegations that the platform wrongfully collected users’ biometric information and private data.

TikTok rejected the assertions in the suit, but a spokesperson said the company decided settling was in its best interest.

“While we disagree with the assertions, rather than go through lengthy litigation, we’d like to focus our efforts on building a safe and joyful experience for the TikTok community,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

Lawyers for TikTok users who brought the case said the settlement is one of the largest privacy-related payouts. The settlement awaits final approval by a judge.