No TikTok for European Parliament employees, which approved a few hours ago the ban on the use of the app for all its employees. The news, reported by Ansa, follows that of this morning, when the White House made it official that within 30 days the app will be removed from the devices of all government agency employees.
European Parliament: TikTok also banned on employees’ private devices
At the basis of this decidedly strong squeeze, there are reasons of public safety, both in Europe and in the United States and Canada. In fact, the increasingly widespread fear is that the data of European and US users will be withheld by the platform and made available to the Beijing government.
In addition to work devices, the ban also extends to private devices who have access to Parliament’s emails and other networks. In fact, it is not uncommon for the individual employee to transfer credentials and access to work platforms to their personal device. The tightening comes exactly one week after the similar decision taken by the EU Commission and the Council.
As we have explained in detail in our article, the Italian government is also considering the possibility of banning TikTok for civil servants.