The government of Canada has banned the use of Tik Tok in official mobile devices.
Canada announced on Monday, February 27 that it is banning TikTok from all mobile devices used by government officials. This shows that the West’s concern about this Chinese-owned video sharing app is constantly increasing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the move could be the first step toward more action. The Prime Minister said that the government has taken an important step to inform all its federal employees that they cannot use Tik Tok on official electronic devices related to their work.
He expressed the expectation that Canadian businesses and others would likely be attracted to the move to protect their data.
Earlier, the European Union administration said last week that it has temporarily banned the use of TikTok on the phones used by its workers for its cyber security.
Tik Tok is very popular among the youth. But because the app is owned by a Chinese company and given the country’s strict laws, there are concerns that Beijing could use the app to collect data on Western users or spread pro-China narratives or disinformation. Is.
Tik Tok is owned by a Chinese company ‘Byte Dance’ which is now headquartered in Singapore.
Mona Fortier, president of the Canadian Treasury Board, said the federal government will also prevent the app from being downloaded to government devices in the future.