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TikTok banned from UK government devices over security concerns

By Sam Clark
  • 16 Mar 2023 13:11
  • 16 Mar 2023 13:11
TikTok has been banned from UK government devices over concerns about data security. 

Oliver Dowden, a senior member of the Prime Minister’s Office, said in Parliament today that the social media service will be banned on government devices, with immediate effect.

The decision followed a review by government cybersecurity experts, Dowden said. “Given the

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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