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European Commission Bans Staff From Using TikTok Over Security Risks

 |  February 26, 2023

The European Commission, the executive power of the European Union, has banned its staff from using TikTok over security fears, reported the BBC. 

The move comes amid growing safety and security concerns among lawmakers in Europe and the US over TikTok, which is owned by Chinese company, ByteDance.

Last week staff at the EU’s executive body were told to uninstall the TikTok app from phones and corporate devices that use official European Commission apps as soon as possible. The ban also means that staff cannot use TikTok on personal devices that have official apps installed.

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EU spokeswoman Sonya Gospodinova said the corporate management board of the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, had made the decision for security reasons.

“The measure aims to protect the Commission against cybersecurity threats and actions which may be exploited for cyberattacks against the corporate environment of the commission,” she said.