The policy states:
We may collect information about the images and sound that are part of your User Content, such as the objects and scenes that appear, the presence and location in an image of facial and body features and characteristics, the nature of voice and text spoken words 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-identifying operations. “
As is often the case with privacy policies, there is a lot of confusion here between what results users are likely to like (like adding video effects) and which results they find more intrusive. (like ad targeting and “demographic classification”) that use a lot We have extensive coverage for future updates that TikTok may add to the platform.
There is more information, yes, but there is still a lot of clarity. For an app that has struggled to deal with many privacy issues (often made worse by political paranoia), it looks like there is still work to be done.