The UK also bans TikTok from government devices over security concerns, following a similar decision by the US, Canada, Belgium and the European Commission. The ban comes into effect immediately.
Here’s what Cabinet Secretary Oliver Dowden has to say about it.
Security of sensitive government information must come first, so today we ban this app on government devices. The use of other data extracting apps is under review.
Dowden’s statement suggests other apps are being reviewed as well, and TikTok is just the beginning. Officials can now install third-party apps on government devices
The app has been known to extract user data outside of the app itself, which is the source of corners for many western nations. Of course, the ban only affects government devices used to work with sensitive information, but government employees can install TikTok on their personal smartphones.
A TikTok spokesman said the company will try to negotiate something with the government because it believes the ban is based on a “fundamental misunderstanding” and is “driven by a broader geopolitics that TikTok and UK users have no part in.” Role-play”.
The UK government has banned the social media app TikTok from all government devices over security concerns. The move follows similar decisions by the US, Canada, Belgium, and the European Commission. Other data-extracting apps are also under review. Government officials can now install third-party apps on government devices. However, the ban only applies to devices used for sensitive information processing. TikTok said it will seek to negotiate with the government because it disputes that the reasons for the ban are valid, and it is the result of “geopolitics” that the app’s users have no role in.