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Belgian government bans TikTok on staff phones

Following the EU Commission and the European Parliament, the Belgian government has now also banned the use of the app TikTok on staff phones. Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo explained that the National Security Council had warned of the risks of data collection through TikTok and the possible cooperation with Chinese intelligence services. “Therefore, it is consistent to ban the use of TikTok on cell phones provided by the federal government. The security of our information must be a priority,” De Croo said. Earlier, the Latvian Foreign Ministry had also banned its use on official phones.

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