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Several countries have told government workers to delete their TikTok apps.

A TikTok ban across New Zealand Parliamentary-devices is incoming, after advice from cybersecurity experts.

Parliamentary Service chief executive Rafael Gonzalez-Montero​ said TikTok would be removed from all devices with access to the parliamentary network from March 31.

“This decision has been made based on our own experts’ analysis and following discussion with our colleagues across government and internationally.

“Based on this information the Service has determined that the risks are not acceptable in the current New Zealand Parliamentary environment.”

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Gonzalez-Montero said that “arrangements can be made for those who require the app to perform their democratic duties”.

Asked why it …

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