New Zealand lawmakers and other workers inside the nation’s Parliament will be banned from having the TikTok app on their government phones, officials said Friday.

The ban, which takes effect at the end of the month, follows similar moves in many other countries.

However, New Zealands ban will apply only to about 500 people in the parliamentary complex, not to all government workers like bans in the US and Britain. Other New Zealand agencies could decide later to impose their own bans.

The New Zealand move came on the advice of government cybersecurity experts, said Parliamentary Service Chief Executive Rafael Gonzalez-Montero. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency