The Estonian State Information System Department has banned its employees from using the TikTok application on their office phones, as it considers it a threat to the country's security, ERR reports.
The head of the department, Tonu Tammer, said that the decision to ban TikTok is based on information received in June and later confirmed that the application collects a lot of information about users and about the phone itself, which allows you to constantly track the location of the device and the data stored in it.
Uko Waltenberg, the head of the information security service of the information technology center under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, added that the ministry has not yet banned the use of TikTok, but has created a working group to evaluate the application.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump demanded that by September 15, the Chinese company ByteDance, which owns TikTok, sell the application to the American side or get rid of it. Trump explained his demands by the fact that TikTok belongs to a Chinese company, which, by law, must transfer user data to the PRC authorities.