The United States and Canada issued orders this week that prohibit the use of TikTok on mobile devices issued by the custom government Concerns about privacy and security are growing. cyber security about video sharing app.
TikTok, owned by chinese company bytedancehas long held that does not share data with the Chinese government and that your data They are not kept in China. He also questions allegations that he collects more user data what others social media companies and insists that his own address be manage independently.
But many countries remain cautious about the platform and its links to China. These are the nations and regions in the world that have implemented partial or total bans on TikTok:
India imposed a TikTok ban and dozens of other Chinese apps, including the messaging app wechat, in 2020 for worries privacy and security. The ban came shortly after a confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops on a disputed border from the Himalayas that killed to 20 Indian soldiers and injured dozens.
The companies had the opportunity to answer questions about the requirements privacy and security, but the ban was made permanent in January 2021.
In December 2022, taiwan imposed a ban on TikTok in the public sector after the fbi warned that TikTok represented a risk to the National security. Government devices, including mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers, they can not use software made in China, which includes applications like tik tokits Chinese equivalent Douyin or Xiaohongshu, a Chinese lifestyle content app.
This week, The US said government agencies they have 30 days to delete tiktok of federal devices and systems for data security reasons. The ban applies only to government devices, although some US legislators advocate a total ban.
China lashed out at the United States for prohibiting TikTok, describing the ban as an abuse of state power and repressing companies from other countries. More than half of the 50 US states also bannedn the application on government devices.
after the announcement from USA, Canada announced Monday that government-issued devices they should not use TikToksaying that it presents a “unacceptable” risk for privacy and security. Employees will also not be able to download the app in the future.
He European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU, the three main organs of the EU, have imposed bans from tiktok on staff devices. Prohibition of the European Parliament, announced Tuesday, takes effect March 20th. has recommended to legislators and staff to remove the application on your personal devices.
The Pakistani authorities have temporarily banned TikTok at least four times since October 2020citing concerns that the app promotes immoral contenthe.
Taliban leadership from Afghanistan banned Tiktok and the game pubg in 2022 with the argument of protecting young people from “being deceived”.