The European Fee has banned TikTok on official units utilized by workers amid issues over information safety, a spokesperson informed AFP on Thursday.
The ban additionally means European Fee workers can not use the Chinese language-owned video-sharing app on private units together with telephones which have official apps put in, the spokesperson stated, confirming a report by information web site Euractiv.
Workers should take away the app as quickly as attainable and may accomplish that by March 15.
TikTok, whose father or mother firm ByteDance is Chinese language, has confronted rising Western scrutiny in current months over fears about how a lot entry Beijing has to consumer information.
The US final 12 months banned the app from federal authorities units, and a few US lawmakers are attempting to ban TikTok from working in the USA.
Final month, the Dutch authorities reportedly suggested public officers to keep away from the app over related issues.
In November, TikTok admitted some workers in China can entry the information of European customers.
TikTok chief govt Shou Zi Chew was in Brussels final month for talks with EU officers throughout which they warned TikTok to make sure the security of European customers’ information.
He insisted the corporate was engaged on a “strong” system for processing Europeans’ information in Europe, an EU spokesman stated on the time.
TikTok has additionally promised to carry US customers’ information in the USA to allay Washington’s issues.
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