TikTok to be banned on UK government phones

Chinese-owned social media app TikTok is set to be banned on phones used by government ministers and civil servants, BBC reported.

Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden will make a statement to MPs later.

There has been no official comment – but Mr Dowden is expected to confirm the ban on the app on all devices.

TikTok has faced allegations it hands users’ data to the Chinese government. The company has strongly denied this.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has been reviewing whether TikTok should be barred from government phones.

The United States, Canada, Belgium and the European Commission have already banned the app.

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