RTE will not advise employees to remove Tiktok from their employees’ phones.
This comes after the BBC advised employees to remove TikTok from company phones due to privacy and security concerns.
An RTÉ spokesperson confirmed they would not advise employees to remove the app from their phones.
The spokesperson confirmed, “RTÉ currently has no policy prohibiting the use of TikTok among its staff,” reports The Irish Mirror.
The BBC appears to be the first UK media organization to provide guidance – and only the second in the world after the Danish public service broadcaster.
The BBC has said it will continue to use the platform for editorial and marketing purposes for now. Tiktok has consistently denied any wrongdoing, reports The Irish Mirror.
The app has been banned on government phones in the UK and elsewhere.
Countries that have been banned include the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Belgium, while the same goes for anyone working at the European Commission.
However, it is still allowed on personal equipment, reports The Irish Mirror.
The biggest fear is that the data the platform collects from company phones could be shared with the Chinese government by ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, since it is based in Beijing.
TikTok says the ban is based on “fundamental misconceptions”, reports The Irish Mirror.
ByteDance employees traced the whereabouts of a handful of Western journalists in 2022. The firm says he was fired.
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