Bans Mount for TikTok as Canada, European Commission Bar App on Govt Devices


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The Canadian government followed the footsteps of the European Commission earlier this week and imposed a full ban on TikTok from all its phones and other devices. The Canadian government cited concerns regarding data protection as a reason for the ban. The ban is effective Tuesday onwards and it was announced after the Canadian government’s chief information officer deemed that the app presents “an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security”. “The TikTok application will be removed from government-issued mobile devices. Users of these devices will also be blocked from downloading the application in the future,” the Canadian government...