TikTok’s decision was taken after a new privacy transparency feature in iOS 14 revealed that TikTok was continuing the practice despite pledging to stop.
Users discovered that TikTok was checking content from the clipboard every few keystrokes, even when the app was running in the background.
TikTok has come under criticism for past security issues. In February 2019, the company paid $5.7 million to the Federal Trade Commission over alleged violations of COPPA, a children’s privacy law. It had been allowing children under 13 years old to sign up for the app without parental consent. It’s since made changes to the app.