When is TikTok Getting Banned?

First and foremost, we can safely say that for the sake of creators, users, and brands everywhere, we hope that…

First and foremost, we can safely say that for the sake of creators, users, and brands everywhere, we hope that the answer to this is never.

However, there are circumstances and instances where TikTok has been banned. And that’s what we’re focusing on in this article.

In 2023, TikTok was banned from UK government phones and devices. This has since been extended to other parliamentary networks, with Scotland following suit and activating a similar ban.

This has also been rolled out to governments and staff devices across the EU, US, New Zealand, and Canada. But why?

Why Has TikTok Been Banned on Government Devices?

The main reason why TikTok has been banned from government phones and devices around the world is because the app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance.

The connection with China has increased fears that the app could share data from users with the Chinese government – which is why government officials have been banned from accessing the app on their official devices.

Other Bans Around The World

In addition to the global government bans, it is worth noting that India has banned TikTok completely due to its clash with China. Afghanistan has also banned the app completely.

The chances of this ban hitting or impacting the public is incredibly low – however, cyber security should be practised by all users as advised by senior technology officials.