Scottish Parliament 'strongly advises' MPs to delete TikTok

Scottish Parliament ‘strongly advises’ MPs to delete TikTok

Scottish MPs have been “strongly advised” to remove the TikTok social network from all their devices, Sky News reported on Saturday.

Scottish parliamentarians received an email on Friday ‘strongly‘ recommending that they remove the app from their devices, including their personal smartphones with which they are said to be used to log into the Scottish Parliament’s computer systems.

“We are providing this advice as a precaution and in light of the information currently available to us in light of concerns about information the TikTok app may collect from devices,” Alan Balharrie, chief systems officer, said in the email.

New Zealand on Friday announced a ban on TikTok on government devices due to security concerns.

TikTok is accused by its critics of giving Chinese authorities access to user data around the world, which TikTok disputes.

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