The use of the app TikTok on business mobile phones is increasingly being banned by authorities worldwide. The USA passed a law to this effect in December. Employees now have 30 days to uninstall the app.
The US government has asked employees of all federal agencies to delete the video-sharing app TikTok from their work phones. The Office of Management and Budget said agencies have 30 days to ensure the app is removed from all federal mobile devices. The risks of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands through the app would be reduced. The app belongs to the Chinese company Bytedance and is particularly popular among young people. Critics fear that the data is not safe there and that the Chinese state could have access to it. TikTok rejects this accusation.
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