The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched two investigations into the personal data processing of video platform TikTok.

The regulator will look into the processing of children's personal data on the platform and data transfer to China, the company's country of origin.

The first investigation will cover how TikTok processes minors' data.

The committee is also investigating how the platform handles age verification of children under the age of thirteen.

The committee will also look at the way in which TikTok forwards personal data to China.

The watchdog will investigate whether TikTok adheres to European laws that state that this transfer of data must comply.

TikTok says in a statement that it trusts the current way of working.

Privacy and security of the platform's users would be among the highest priorities of the social medium.

It is not known when the investigations into TikTok will be completed.

The regulator will lead the European investigation, because TikTok is headquartered in Ireland.

Responsibility for the personal data of European TikTok users therefore rests with the Irish Commission.

In the Netherlands, parties previously filed lawsuits against TikTok. The Consumers' Association demanded 2 billion euros in damages from the company, because it illegally collects and trades the personal data of children. Stichting Massaschade & Consument filed a similar complaint against the company, but stated that it involved misuse of personal data of all Dutch users.