"Countries That Have Banned TikTok"

"Understanding the Global Response"


"Several governments have banned the popular video-sharing app, TikTok, on devices issued to their staff due to rising concerns over privacy and cybersecurity."


"Afghanistan's Taliban leadership banned TikTok in 2022 with the motive of protecting young people from 'being misled'."


"TikTok was banned from devices issued by the Australian federal government after consultation with the country’s intelligence and security agencies."


"The Canadian government announced that TikTok presents an “unacceptable” risk to privacy and security, thus banning its use on government-issued devices."


"The European Parliament, European Commission, and the EU Council have all imposed bans on TikTok on staff devices due to concerns over data security."


"France banned 'recreational' use of TikTok on government employees’ phones due to concerns about insufficient data security measures."


"India imposed a nationwide ban on TikTok and several other Chinese apps in 2020, citing privacy and security concerns. The ban was made permanent in January 2021


"The Dutch central government banned apps including TikTok from employee work phones, citing data security concerns."


New Zealand's Parliament prohibited lawmakers and staff from having the TikTok app on their work phones, following advice from government cybersecurity experts


"Pakistani authorities have temporarily banned TikTok multiple times since October 2020, expressing concerns that the app promotes immoral content."


"In December 2022, Taiwan imposed a public sector ban on TikTok following a national security risk warning from the FBI."


"In Norway, the parliament banned TikTok on work devices, following warnings from the Justice Ministry.


"UK authorities banned TikTok from mobile phones used by government ministers and civil servants. The ban extends to all official devices and the wider parliamentary network."


"The U.S. mandated government agencies to delete TikTok from federal devices within 30 days due to data security concerns. Some states and the U.S. armed forces have also followed suit."

"Final Thoughts"

"The global debate continues: Is TikTok a risk or a convenience? The future of this popular app hangs in the balance."