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Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Canada Launches Its Own Inquiry Into TikTok
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Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Canada Launches Its Own Inquiry Into TikTok

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: some gobsmacking revenue stats from Spotify's new transparency report, a new directory of "scream, growl and fry" singers, and the ongoing life and times of publicist/promoter/journalist Richard Flohil who turns 90 in June.

While the U.S. recently passed a bill to ban TikTok if Chinese company ByteDance doesn't sell, Canada launched its own inquiry into whether TikTok is a national security concern in February. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada launched its investigation alongside similar authorities in Quebec, B.C. and Alberta. Accordingly, the four privacy regulators will examine whether the organization’s practices are in compliance with Canadian privacy legislation and in particular, whether valid and meaningful consent is being obtained for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. The investigation will also determine if the company is meeting its transparency obligations, particularly when collecting personal information from its users. No timeline is given to complete the inquiry.

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