Latvia follows US, Canada, EU and bans TikTok on official devices
Mar 03, 2023
Riga [Latvia], March 3: The Latvian Foreign Ministry has banned the use of the Chinese short video platform TikTok on official mobile phones and other official devices for security reasons.
This is a preventive measure recommended by the ministry's internal security service, a spokeswoman told Latvian Radio in Riga on Thursday. TikTok is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. "I have deleted my Tiktok account for security reasons," Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote on Twitter, referring to his ministry's internal regulations. Other Latvian ministries are planning similar regulations, according to a report by the Leta agency. Latvia is following the example of the United States, Canada and the European Commission, which have required government employees to delete TikTok from their official devices because of security concerns. (dpa)
Source: Qatar Tribune