Danish MPs called on to remove TikTok

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Denmark believes that TikTok could be used for espionage.

The Danish parliament has called on its MPs and staff to refrain from using the TikTok app on their work phones.

In this way, it is hoped to strengthen cybersecurity. A letter recommending this was sent to the individuals concerned on Tuesday, AP reports.

According to the findings of the Danish Cyber Security Centre, TikTok could pose a threat to user privacy and confidentiality, so the Speaker of Parliament, Seren Gade, has called on MPs and staff to remove the app.

The exact number of MPs using TikTok is unknown; several politicians have already reported removing the app from their work phones. This strong response to cybersecurity risks by the Danish parliament can serve as an example to other governments and organisations.

This is not the first time TikTok has been the subject of cybersecurity discussions. Earlier this month, the European Commission banned the use of TikTok on the phones used by its employees. The White House also gave government agencies 30 days to remove the Chinese app TikTok from federal devices. Also at the federal level, civil servants were banned from using it.

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