Tik Tok banned on government phones – UK ministers can no longer use the app
The use of Chinese-owned social media app TikTok on phones and other devices issued to government ministers and civil servants has been banned.
Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden told MPs the app would be banned on security grounds with immediate effect.
But he told MPs the ban would not extend to ministers’ or civil servants’ personal phones, or the general public – because this was a “proportionate” response to a “specific risk with government devices”.
TikTok has strongly denied allegations that it hands users’ data to the Chinese government.
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