The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) recently welcomed TikTok as a dedicated entity on its Priority Channel, a tool that allows quick and free requests to remove content that poses a threat to the rights and freedoms of individuals, as well as their physical or mental health. This year, AEPD ordered more than thirty removals through this channel, representing 51 emergency interventions in 2022.
TikTok has joined the ranks of other companies such as Google, Meta, and Microsoft on the Priority Channel. The platform has established a communication channel to respond immediately to all requests sent by AEPD in cases where potentially dangerous content is found.
In 2023, AEPD successfully removed thirty sexual and violent content from various websites through this tool. These orders usually refer to materials that are illegally published without permission, especially in cases involving minors or women who are victims of digital violence of various kinds. Platforms responsible for posting such content generally remove it within 72 hours if they operate in Spain.
The Priority Channel of the AEPD is proving to be an effective method for removing harmful content and preventing violations of rights and freedoms. With this system in place, individuals can quickly request the removal of posted content that threatens their rights and freedoms or physical or mental well-being.