TDs to quiz TikTok over data issues after app banned by European Commission

Oireachtas media committee chair says members want to question company over security issues as Simon Harris says he will seek ‘fresh advice’ over use of app by government officials

TikTok: the European Commission said it was banning the app from official devices to ‘protect data and increase cybersecurity’

TikTok, the Chinese social media platform, is to appear at a cross-party Dáil committee after Easter, with politicians expected to question the company about its data protection practices after the European Commission banned the app from official devices.

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It comes as Simon Harris, the Minister for Justice, told RTÉ’s News at One today that he would be seeking “fresh advice” on the use ...