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UK Parliament places block on use of TikTok


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The UK Parliament has said it is blocking the use of social media app TikTok on all of its digital devices.

The move comes days after a similar announcement by the UK Government based on an appraisal of potential security risks.

A Parliament spokesperson said: “Following the Government’s decision to ban TikTok from government devices, the Commissions of both the House of Commons and Lords have decided that TikTok will be blocked from all parliamentary devices and the wider parliamentary network.  

“Cyber security is a top priority for Parliament, however we do not comment on specific details of our cyber or physical security controls, policies or incidents.” 

It is understood that MPs and guests to Parliament will not be able to access the app on devices connected to official Wi-Fi accounts.

The move reflects widely aired concerns that, as a Chinese company, TikTok could hand over data to that country’s government. TikTok has denied the allegations.

The Scottish Government has also banned the app from official devices.

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