Scottish Parliament advices removal of TikTok from Devices

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The members of the Scottish Parliament and staff have been strongly advised to remove TikTok from official, including personal devices used to access the Scottish Parliament’s IT systems.

The controversial video-sharing app TikTok will also be removed from Scottish Parliament phones and devices amid security concerns.

“After discussions with the National Cyber Security Centre, we are strongly advising that all members, members’ staff, parliament staff and contractors’ staff remove the TikTok app from any device currently used to access the Scottish Parliament’s IT systems,” wrote Alan Balharrie, CIO and group head of digital services.

This comes a day after the UK announced a similar ban on installing the video-sharing application on government devices. The ban follows UK Cabinet Office’s security review.




Reuters/Samuel Isaiah

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