TikTok has joined the Priority Channel of the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), which in 2023 has ordered and managed to remove thirty sexual and violent content from different websites. Specifically, TikTok has joined the tool as a committed entity, for which it has established a communication channel to urgently respond to the requirements sent to it by the AEPD in the case of content that puts rights and freedoms or physical health at risk. or mental of the affected people.
The platform joins other companies such as Google, Meta or Microsoft that are already part of the Priority Channel, which in 2023 has ordered the withdrawal of more than thirty cases that add to the 51 emergency interventions that were carried out in 2022. Since the launch of the Priority Channel in September 2019, the Agency has sent 165 takedown orders for the publication of sexual or violent content published without consent or that puts the physical or mental health of the affected people at serious risk.
In general, the withdrawal occurs within a period of 72 hours when the person responsible for the platform is in Spain. The Priority Channel is a tool that allows you to quickly and free of charge request the removal of published content that puts the rights and freedoms or physical or mental health of the affected people at serious risk.
The above includes sexual or violent content published on web pages without the authorization of those who appear in them, especially in cases of harassment of minors or sexual violence against women and digital violence of all kinds.
There is also the recording of attacks and humiliation, and the publication of false profiles of women on pornographic websites using their real image and telephone number.
TikTok has established a communication channel to urgently respond to the requirements sent to it by the AEPD. This system “will allow us to work closely with the platform so that, in the event that complaints of this type are received, the video will be deleted quickly.”