Canadian government bans TikTok on their work phones

To: 02/27/2023 19:47

The Canadian government has banned TikTok on their work phones. This follows a measure the European Commission had previously taken over concerns about Chinese espionage.

According to a newspaper report, Canada has banned the Chinese app of short TikTok videos on official government cellphones for security reasons.

The ban will apply to all government-issued devices from Tuesday, the National Post reported, citing an official notification to government employees. This is to ensure the security of government information.

An internal review found that TikTok’s data collection methods could make users vulnerable to cyberattacks.

The EU also banned cell phones from their company

TikTok expressed disappointment with the ban. The government has not contacted TikTok to address their concerns, a spokesperson said. So far, there has been no comment from the government itself.

It was only on Thursday that the European Commission imposed a similar ban on TikTok on the company’s employees’ cellphones.

Employees of the TikTok video app accessed protected user data, including journalists.

spying allegation

TikTok has been criticized around the world for its closeness to the Chinese government and its control of user data. Also in the United States, some authorities and states have banned the use of service devices for security reasons and fear of a doorway for espionage.

TikTok, which is owned by Chinese group ByteDance, and the Chinese government deny the allegations.

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