Swedish Television (SVT) and Swedish Radio (SR) announced on Monday that they had banned their employees from using the Tiktok video app on their work phones.
According to SVT, its security department has determined that Tiktok is collecting more information than is necessary for its Chinese holding company Bytedance.
Swedish Radio said on Monday it had reached a similar conclusion earlier this month because the app does not meet the company’s security requirements.
Tiktok is a popular application especially for young people, with an estimated half a billion users. However, due to suspected espionage, it is already completely banned in India and a similar ban is being prepared in the United States.