According to Philippines to decide whether to ban TikTok in state security | The Star, An official from the National Security Council stated that the Philippine government is considering banning security personnel from using the TikTok video-sharing app due to worries about cyberespionage.
According to Philippines to decide whether to ban TikTok in state security | The Star, Assistant Director Jonathan Malaya of the council told reporters on November 28 that the idea to outlaw TikTok was solely intended for the security industry because the app has already been outlawed in a great number of nations worldwide on official devices.
In order to facilitate a prompt decision on a prospective ban, Malaya stated that National Security Adviser Eduardo Ano formed a task team to conduct a security assessment, which should be completed within the year. According to him, the public would not be affected by the potential TikTok ban.
The proposal to establish a task team to investigate prohibiting the widely used social networking platform on government security devices was motivated, according to Malaya, by the potential of data gathering or cyberespionage.
According to Philippines to decide whether to ban TikTok in state security | The Star, many nations have outlawed TikTok Inc., which is controlled by ByteDance Ltd. in China. The European Commission and other EU nations have outlawed government employees from using TikTok on their work phones, while the US has outlawed installing or using the app on federal government devices. Similar prohibitions have been passed by Canada and India.
Following their meeting earlier this month in San Francisco with TikTok CEO Chew Zi Shou, according to Philippines to decide whether to ban TikTok in state security | The Star, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. requested the social media platform assist small businesses in promoting their goods to the millions of users on the network.