The Danish Ministry of Defense has prohibited its workers from installing the TikTok social network, owned by a Chinese company, on their official mobile devices, alleging security reasons, an argument used in recent weeks by other countries to justify this measure.
The Danish Defense has explained that the prohibition is also based on the scant use that this and other similar applications have in the work plans of employees, who are urged to eliminate it as soon as possible if it has been installed.
Criticism of TikTok
The decision of the Ministry of Defense follows the recommendations of the Danish Center for Cyber Security (CFCS), which advised against using TikTok on mobile devices of public bodies. Before, it was the Justice and Climate and Energy portfolios that prohibited the use of this application to their employees.
Since the United States alerted of the supposed security dangers that its would have due to the possibility that China would require ByteDance –the company that owns it– to provide it with data from its users, several countries have followed the veto launched and have done so. forbidden.