- Mark Dreyfus (Australia’s attorney general) explained to Australian ABC that the ban will come into effect “as soon as possible.”
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By recent judgments made by the US Administration or the European Commission, the Australian Government on Tuesday forbade the installation of the TikTok application on phones and other devices used by the public sector.
According to the Australian ABC network, Australia’s Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, has stated that the prohibition will go into effect “as soon as feasible” and that exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
He said, “I have authorized the Secretary of the Attorney General’s Department to make a binding order under the National Security Policy Framework after obtaining advice from intelligence and security agencies.
So, Australia has joined the ranks of the “Five Eyes” intelligence cooperation, which also consists of Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as the most recent nation to reject the proposal.
Fear has grown in the West about the possible use of TikTok (owned by the Chinese company ByteDance) as a Trojan horse to promote propaganda in favor of China or collect user data, but Beijing has denounced that behind this cascade of vetoes, it hides a political intention without any kind of real technological justification.