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European Parliament to Ban TikTok from Staff Phones

Wed 01 Mar 2023 | 10:22 AM
Israa Farhan

The European Parliament has decided to ban Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok from staff phones for security reasons, an EU official said on Tuesday, the latest EU institution to do so.

The official said, the ban will also apply to private devices with Parliament's email and access to other networks, adding that the decision is expected to be announced soon.

The European Commission and the EU Council last week banned TikTok from employees' phones, underscoring growing concerns about the company owned by China's ByteDance and whether its app could be used by the Chinese government to collect user data or advance its interests.

Beijing regularly denies such intentions. TikTok has been banned on government-owned devices of US Senate employees, with Canada adopting a similar resolution on Monday. India has also banned the app.