The UK has introduced a direct ban on TikTok on authorities gadgets. TikTok is a Chinese language-owned quick video sharing social media app that’s elevating privateness and safety issues, particularly in Western international locations.

“We’re shifting to a system the place authorities gadgets will solely have the ability to entry third-party apps which can be on a pre-approved checklist,” Dowden informed lawmakers.

“We’re additionally going to ban using TikTok on authorities gadgets. We are going to achieve this with instant impact.”

TikTok has been within the crosshairs over privateness issues. Voices, predominantly within the Western sphere have repeatedly alleged that the consumer information collected by TikTok can be utilized by the Chinese language state for surveillance and espionage.

The app has already been banned in India.

The ban doesn’t embrace private gadgets and there can be restricted exemptions the place TikTok is required on authorities gadgets for operational causes, Dowden added.

“It is a proportionate transfer based mostly on a selected danger with authorities gadgets,” Dowden had stated earlier.

Earlier within the week, when the prospect of such a ban was reported, TikTok has stated it could be disenchanted by such a ban.

(With inputs from businesses)

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