Based on network security reasons, New Zealand will ban all devices that can access the Congressional Network from using the popular short video application (app), New Zealand government officials said today.TIC Toc,
According to Reuters and Agence France-Presse reports, Rafael Gonzalez-Montero, chief executive of the New Zealand Parliamentary Affairs Office, said that all devices accessing the network of New Zealand’s parliament would deactivate TikTok. by the end of March.
due to concernBeijingByteDance-owned TikTok has come under scrutiny because user data on ByteDance-owned TikTok could end up in the hands of the Chinese government, undermining Western security interests.
UK bans government business tomorrowcellphoneWith TikTok, the ban is immediate. TikTok will also be completely removed from official installations of US government agencies by the end of March.
Gonzalez-Montillo said in an email to Reuters that the decision was made following the opinion of security experts, discussions within the government and consultations with other countries.
“Given this information, the Parliamentary Office has determined that such a risk is unacceptable under the current circumstances of the Parliament of New Zealand,” he said.
For those who need the app to do their work, special arrangements can be made, he said.
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