The UK has banned TikTok on government devices — joining the US, Canada, and the EU — despite a charm offensive dubbed 'Project Clover'
TikTok's "Project Clover" saw execs meet with UK policymakers to convince them user data was safe, but a security review has now led to a ban.

TikTok execs had doubled down on efforts to convince UK policy advisers that their data is safe, but the UK will join the EU, US, Canada and other countries in banning TikTok. The move comes after a UK security review.

In any case, I do not understand that Tik-Tok or similar can be on an official government mobile, nor is it allowed on company mobiles. These are for work and related things, not to watch silly videos and play Candy Crush, for this they can use their private phones.

That’s what I’ve thought about all of the government phone bans. Even people who opted to use their personal phones for work business have the work data/apps sandboxed by default. The bans seem more symbolic than anything.

If they’re concerned about data protection they should be banning all social media.

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