The United States Senate has unanimously approved this Wednesday a regulation that would prohibit the use of the TikTok application by federal employees on devices that are owned by the Government.
The ‘No TikTok on Government Devices Act’ has come as state governments have moved this week — like North Dakota or Iowa — to limit use of the app over fears Beijing will use the data to spy on the Americans, reported the newspaper ‘The Hill’.
US lawmakers have said they fear the data, collected by the company, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could be passed on to the Chinese government.
“TikTok is a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It is a huge security risk for the United States, and until it is forced to completely sever ties with China, it has no place on government devices,” he said. indicated Republican Senator Josh Hawley.
The measure still must be approved by the House of Representatives before going to the table of the president of the country, Joe Biden, to be signed and enter into force.