In a major move, the European Union has issued a ban on the popular video-sharing app TikTok from all employees’ devices. The decision was made by the European Commission, the executive arm of the E.U., citing security risks as the main reason for the ban.
The Commission said that the ban is necessary to protect the security of the E.U. and the safety of its citizens. It also noted that the app could be used to spread false information or be used for malicious purposes.
The Commission also said that the ban applies to all E.U. staff members, including those in the European Parliament and European Council. It also applies to any E.U. institution or agency.
The ban comes amid growing concerns about the security of the app, as well as its potential for censorship. In recent months, the app has been banned in India, the United States, and other countries.
The Commission said that it will continue to monitor the situation and take further action if necessary. In the meantime, it has urged E.U. staff to remove the app from their devices and to be mindful of the potential security risks.
The ban has been met with mixed reactions. Some have praised the decision, while others have criticized it as an overreach of the E.U.’s power. It remains to be seen how the ban will affect the app’s popularity in the long-term.