European Parliament strongly recommends removal of TikTok from personal devices

The European Parliament has banned the use of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on official devices, and strongly recommended that members and staff remove the app from their personal devices.

The parliament notified staff members on Tuesday that the ban will go into effect on March 20.

It said access to TikTok through the parliament's network will be blocked starting on that date.

Western nations are becoming increasingly worried that data could be leaked to China via the app, which is operated by a Chinese company.

Last week, the European Commission announced it was banning the use of TikTok on official devices.

On Monday in the US, the White House ordered all federal agencies to remove the app from devices issued by the government.