TikTok will be blocked from ‘all parliamentary devices’ over cybersecurity fears | Political news
TikTok will be blocked from devices and from Parliament’s network in the latest ban on the Chinese-owned social media app.
The House of Commons and House of Lords committees announced they would follow the government’s decision on official devices, citing the need for cybersecurity.
A parliament spokesperson said TikTok “will be blocked from all parliamentary devices and the wider parliamentary network”.
“Cybersecurity is a top priority for Parliament, but we do not comment on specific details of our cybersecurity or physical security controls, policies or incidents.” they said.
TikTok can still be used on personal devices that are not connected to Parliament’s WiFI network.
A similar move was also made in Scotland, with TikTok banned from government phones and other devices.
It comes as the TikTok chief faces security questions in the US Congress.
And last week the app was banned from UK government phones.