After the United States and Canada, Belgium also banned government employees due to concerns about data theft Tick tock Banned to use.
Ban on the use of Tik Tok in America
According to global media reports, Prime Minister Alexander de Croo has said in a statement that Belgian federal government employees will no longer be allowed to use the Chinese-owned video app TikTok on their work phones.
He said the National Security Council of Belgium had warned of the dangers associated with the large amount of data collected by “Tik Tok”. Talk is owned by the Chinese company “ByteDance” and the fact is that the company is obliged to cooperate with the Chinese intelligence services.
“It makes sense to block the use of TikTok on phones provided by the federal government, protecting our information should be a priority,” Alexander de Crowe said.
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On the other hand, a spokesperson for Tik Tok said in a statement that it is disappointed by the decision, which is based mainly on wrong information.
The company said it stores user data in the US and Singapore and is building data centers in Europe, saying the Chinese government cannot force other sovereign states to share data stored on its territory.
TikTok banned in Canada
Recall that in February 2023, the European Commission and the European Parliament banned the use of TikTok on employees’ phones due to growing concerns about the company and the possibility of the Chinese government collecting user data or advancing its own interests. It was installed. Beijing has repeatedly denied any such intention.
It should be noted that before this, Canada and the United States have also banned the “Tik Tok” application on all official phones and devices.