New Zealand will ban TikTok on devices with access to the parliamentary network because of cybersecurity concerns, a government official said on Friday. CNBC reports: TikTok will be banned on all devices with access to New Zealand’s parliamentary network by the end of March, said Parliamentary Service Chief Executive Rafael Gonzalez-Montero. Gonzalez-Montero, in an email to Reuters, said the decision was taken after advice from cybersecurity experts and discussions within government and with other countries.
“Based on this information the Service has determined that the risks are not acceptable in the current New Zealand Parliamentary environment,” he said. Special arrangements can be made for those who require the app to do their jobs, he added.
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