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Britain wants to ban TikTok on company phones too –

The UK is expected to announce a ban on a Chinese social media app on official phones soon. In doing so, it will follow the lead of the European Commission, which recently announced the same thing.

Sources close to the government say that the announcement from the Cabinet Office will be made soon. It was preceded by a review involving the government’s National Cyber ​​Security Centre, a branch of GCHQ. The Guardians reported.

On Monday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would take “all necessary measures” to protect the country’s security. “The UK is watching what our allies are doing,” he said.

Recently, the European Commission and the European Parliament asked employees to remove TikTok from company devices and personal devices using company apps. Concerns about the site have also been raised by member states such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Denmark.

TikTok has expressed its displeasure at the UK’s move.

“Similar decisions in other countries are based on false fears and driven by geopolitical considerations. However, we will continue to work with the government to address any concerns,” a TikTok spokesperson said, adding that the company has already taken steps to further protect European users’ data, CNBC reported.

Britain has it this week too Integrated study Published in which, among other things, it sharpened its language towards China and described the country as an “era challenge”.