TikTok banned from official devices in Canada, joining US and Europe

Officials cited concerns about cyber attacks

Andrew Griffin
Thursday 02 March 2023 21:42 GMT
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TikTok has been banned on official Canadian devices, making it the latest country to take action against the app.

Similar bans are already in place in the federal US government, many states, and the European Commission. Like those bans, the new ruling in Canada will see the app removed from devices owned by government employees.

Canada followed other bans in indicating that the ban was the result of fears about privacy and security, though it did not specify exactly what concerns it had.

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