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The policy states:
“We may collect information about the images and audio that are a part of your User Content, such as identifying the objects and scenery that appear. The existence and location within an image of the face and body features and attributes. The nature of the audio, and the text of the words spoken in your User Content. We may collect this information to enable special video effects, for content moderation. For demographic classification, for content and ad recommendations, and for other non-personally-identifying operations.”
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TikTok might collect Biometric Data
As is often the case with privacy policies, there’s a lot of conflation here between outcomes that users are probably fine with (like adding video effects). And outcomes they might think are more invasive (like ad targeting and “demographic classification”). There’s also a lot of broad languages used in order to cover any future updates TikTok might add to the platform.