The European Commission's ordered its staff to remove the TikTok app from work phones and corporate devices.
The move is designed to increase cyber security, as the firm is owned by a Chinese company.
A notice published on it's website says;
"This measure aims to protect the Commission against cybersecurity threats and actions which may be exploited for cyber-attacks against the corporate environment of the Commission."
"The security developments of other social media platforms will also be kept under constant review."
Senator @malcolmbyrne has called on TikTok reps to meet with the Oireachtas Media Committee to answer questions about data privacy.
It comes after the European Commission banned staff from having the app installed on work devices:https://t.co/CviaqKQyaL
— Tom Douglas (@TomDouglas95) February 23, 2023
Meanwhile, Fianna Fail senator Malcolm Byrne has called on senior TikTok Ireland staff to appear before politicians to answer questions about this.
"One of the difficulties is, under the National Security Laws in China, there's a requirement in certain circumstances for Chinese owned companies to make particular information available to them."
Senator Byrne continued, "if they try to enforce this against TikTok, we have to be absolutely certain they won't respond."