The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) has advised its employees against using TikTok on their work phones due to concerns about the app’s security and data protection.
DR’s IT security department has recommended that employees remove the app from their work phones, citing TikTok’s data collection practices and concerns about the potential for the app to be used for spying purposes.
TikTok has faced scrutiny from governments around the world over its handling of user data and its links to the Chinese government. In the United States, the app was the subject of a high-profile ban under the Trump administration, although the ban was later overturned.
In a statement to DR, a spokesperson for TikTok said that the company takes data protection and user privacy seriously and that it has implemented a range of measures to protect user data.
The spokesperson also pointed to TikTok’s Transparency Report, which provides information about the company’s data handling practices and the requests it receives from governments for user data.
Despite the concerns raised by DR, many people continue to use TikTok for entertainment and social networking. The app has become particularly popular among young people, with millions of users around the world.
However, DR’s advice is a reminder that users should always be mindful of the potential risks associated with social media and other apps, and take steps to protect their data and privacy.