TikTok has been banned from government devices in the United Kingdom with immediate effect
The TikTok ban will be lifted in cases where the app is required for work, such as for law enforcement or those working on projects related to online harms. These exceptions will be granted on an individual basis, and security measures will be required.
People should be aware of each app’s data policies, according to the government. According to the company, TikTok requires users to grant the app permission to access certain information stored on a phone or tablet, such as geolocation data and contacts. Officials are concerned about how this information will be used.