The most recent ban in a spate of additional restrictions came in December when Taiwan’s government forbade its employees from using the app on devices provided by the government. In the same month, the United States House of Representatives passed a rule that prevented its members and staff from using devices on which TikTok was installed.
This year, bans on TikTok have begun appearing in the halls of government all throughout Europe. The European Commission, which is the executive branch of the 27-country European Union, has blocked the app’s use by its about 32,000 employees. In addition, the United Kingdom first stated that it would leave the decision up to individuals, but later reversed course and decided to prohibit the use of TikTok in order to protect children.
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In a similar vein, New Zealand declared on Friday that it would prohibit the use of TikTok on any devices that had access to the country’s parliamentary network. The authorities stated that the prohibition would start being enforced at the end of the current month.
On March 10, the Prime Minister of Belgium made the announcement that his government will be issuing instructions to prevent TikTok from being used on official phones because to concerns surrounding cybersecurity, privacy, and the spread of misinformation. In addition, Canada has issued directives that prohibit the use of TikTok on devices that are tied to the government. The nation stated that the application posed a “unacceptable” risk to users’ personal information and safety.
In addition, on March 6, Denmark joined other countries in banning TikTok because to safety concerns.