It seems that TikTok is back in the spotlight. And not from users, but from a large part of governments around the world. Several of the most important are banning the app. The United States was joined by Canada and soon after by the entire European Parliament. Now it is the UK government that has ceased the use of the app. Who is prohibited? Is there a usage limit? We tell you why this is happening!
TikTok is not a safe app for governments
What several are doing governments around the world is to ban the use of TikTok in the government smartphones. That is, the devices used by government leaders, employees, etc. Not a nationwide ban, far from it. But it reveals a problem in general society.
According to the US, Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom TikTok is not a secure app enough to be present on government smartphones. There has been a lot of insistence that the app shares personal data, tracks the use of other apps and, in general, behaves not very lawfully.
Government related devices handle very important data and it seems to have a Chinese app that extract more than it should It is not a tasteful dish. What they do allow is for government leaders to install the app on their personal mobiles. Of course, they continue to insist that they do not recommend it.
Users may worry, but it doesn’t affect them
This prohibition does not affect any common user, as the app will continue to be available on all smartphones. Yes, it is a wake-up call, since a government prohibits an app that extracts data is not something very common. Much less when it is one of the world’s most popular apps and is present in hundreds of millions of phones.
And you, are you going to uninstall tiktok? Do you think it could be a problem for your personal data?