The U.S. Senate in a vote supported the initiative to prohibit the installation of the application TikTok on work phones or other devices by government employees for national security reasons.
It is reported by Bloomberg.
The project was supported unanimously. The next step should be a consideration in the House of Representatives.
The draft, proposed by Republican Senator Josh Hawley, emphasizes that the app itself and the developer company ByteDance Ltd are Chinese and can pass information about users to Chinese authorities.
"This app is a Trojan horse for the Chinese Communist Party. It is a significant security risk to the U.S., so until it (the app) stops all communication with China, it should not be on the devices of government officials," Hawley said.
The draft includes exceptions - for work studies of security professionals, police officers, and the like.
Author - Olena Madiak, 15/12/2022