Chinese social network TIC Tac It has faced many problems all over the world because the governments Great Britain And New Zealand They also announced that they plan to ban the use of this program on government phones due to security concerns. The announcement came as the US House of Representatives asked TikTok CEO Xu Zichu to answer questions next week about the app’s efforts to protect children from inappropriate content.
Tik Tok has come under close scrutiny in recent times due to the fact that it provides the information of its users to the Chinese government, which undermines the security interests of the West.
According to Reuters, British Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden said in a statement:
“The security of sensitive government information should be a top priority, so today we are banning this app from government agencies. “The use of other programs that extract data is also being investigated.”
Tik Tok ban in New Zealand
In New Zealand, TikTok will be banned on all devices that have access to Parliament’s network by the end of March. Rafael González-Montero, executive director of the Parliamentary Service, told Reuters in an email that the decision was made after consultation with cybersecurity experts and internal discussions between the government and other countries.
The United States, Canada, Belgium and the European Commission have already banned the app from their official devices.
Meanwhile, Tik Tok’s CEO will soon appear before Congress for the first time and is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23. The committee’s chair, Cathy McMorris Rogers, told Reuters that lawmakers “need to know what this company is doing to keep our children safe from online and offline harm.”
Yesterday, another report said that the United States is trying to force ByteDance to sell Tik Tok.