New Zealand Joins the Ranks of Countries Banning TikTok on Government Devices

New Zealand Joins the Ranks of Countries Banning TikTok on Government Devices

Following recommendations from cybersecurity experts and discussions inside the government and with other nations, officials took the action. Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, chief executive of the parliamentary service, told Reuters that “the Service has determined that the risks are not acceptable in the current New Zealand Parliamentary environment.”

The reason that New Zealand restricted the ban to gadgets connected to the parliamentary network was explained by the country’s prime minister, Chris Hipkins: “Departments and agencies follow the advise of the (Government Communications Security Bureau) in terms of IT and cybersecurity rules… We don’t have a general methodology that applies to the public sector, he remarked.