Ban on TikTok: employees of state bodies and private companies in the Czech Republic can no longer use the social network
Public authorities and private companies in the Czech Republic have banned their employees from using the Chinese social network TikTok.
In the Czech Republic, employees of government agencies, enterprises and private companies have been banned from using the Chinese social network TikTok on work computers and phones for security reasons.
Radio.cz writes about it.
The ban also applies to personal devices if employees use them for work.
“An order out of a warning issued by the National Directorate for Cybersecurity and Information Security was issued by the Chancery of the Senate of the Czech Republic and Czech ministries. A similar decision was made, for example, by the semi-state energy company ČEZ, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions, the ČSOB Bank and a number of other institutions, organizations and companies. Earlier this decision was announced by the Prague City Hall.The Ministry of Defense also banned the installation of the Chinese program WeChat on the device.
Ban on TikTok
In Canada, government employees have also been banned from using the TikTok social network on their work gadgets. The government of the country believes that this is risky for privacy and security.
Subsequently, the Danish parliament called on employees to remove TikTok.
The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense is also calling for the removal of the Chinese application. They stressed that access to user data can be obtained “not only by the developer of the program.”
China reacted to the ban on the use of the TikTok social network for US government employees . The Chinese diplomatic department accused the Americans of abusing state authorities “to suppress foreign companies.” In late February, the White House announced that civil servants have 30 days to remove this mobile application from their gadgets.