Taiwan has stepped up measures to crack down on Chinese app TikTok over national security concerns.
According to a report, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan, or the executive branch of government, has announced that it will “coordinate with four other major branches of government to enforce regulations that China’s short-form video streaming app TikTok should prohibited on public sector information and communication devices”. .”
The settlement also aims to take action against government officials who are found to have broken the rules, Liberty Times Net reported.
According to the report, Department of Digital Development officials said TikTok is a product that “endangers national information and communications security.”
Officials have also restricted the use of TikTok.
They also pointed out that while TikTok is currently disabled on public sector computers, it is still accessible on smartphones.
TikTok is among the Chinese apps that have come under the scanner worldwide due to data security concerns.
The development comes amid deteriorating relations between China and Taiwan. Beijing claims sovereignty over the self-governing island.
With contributions from agencies
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