The Danish Ministry of Defense prohibits its employees from using the short video app Tiktok on their work devices. The use of the platform will be prohibited on the one hand for security reasons, but on the other hand because the app is only very limited for the work of the employees, said the Ministry on Monday in Copenhagen. Anyone who has installed Tiktok on their work phones or other service devices should delete the app as soon as possible.

In doing so, the ministry is following a recommendation by the Danish Center for Cybersecurity (CFCS), which recently advised against the use of Tiktok on government devices. As the newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" reported last week, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Climate and Energy have already banned the app. In other Western countries, the short video service from the Chinese ByteDance group has also been banned from company mobile phones, for example in the USA, Canada and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Latvia.