TikTok has been banned from government devices in the United Kingdom with immediate effect
The United Kingdom has become the latest major jurisdiction to prohibit TikTok from being used on government devices. Following a security review ordered by ministers, the measure went into effect immediately. The restriction is part of a broader set of restrictions on third-party apps on government devices.
“The security of sensitive government information must come first, so today we are banning this app on government devices,” the government’s second highest-ranking minister, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden, said in a statement. “The use of other data-extracting apps will be monitored.”