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EU orders removal of TikTok app from gov’t phones effective March 15, 2023

The European Union (EU) has just ordered all staff to remove the popular social media app, TikTok, from their government-provided phones by March 15th, Breitbart reports.

In the email, sent out earlier this week, EU staff were also asked to remove the TikTok app from any personal devices, if they use them to conduct EU business.

The removal is due to spying concerns because the Chinese company which owns TikTok, ByteDance, has close connections to the Chinese Communist Party.

This follows a similar request by the Dutch government which asked bureaucrats to stay off the platform and is also considering banning the app for all government mobile phones.

READ: EU Orders Commission Staff to Delete CCP-Linked TikTok From Phones by March 15th

In early December, because of cyber-security concerns, Texas Governor Gregg Abbot ordered the removal of the TikTok app from all government-owned phones and devices, including computers. READ: Gov. Greg Abbott bans TikTok on state phones and computers, citing cybersecurity risks

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