France Imposes Ban On TikTok And Candy Crush For All Government Phones
The French government is expanding its restrictions on “recreational” apps on government phones, banning apps like TikTok, Twitter, Netflix, and even Candy Crush. According to the public service minister’s office, these apps pose cybersecurity risks that could compromise data for both employees and the administration. The ban takes effect immediately, but there may be some exceptions for necessary communication. The US federal government, dozens of states, Canada, the European Commission, and the UK have already banned TikTok on their workers’ devices due to similar concerns about data security. The French ban is not aimed at any specific country or app category but rather represents a general concern about entertainment apps putting government data at risk.