TikTok will no longer be available on official London City Hall devices, the Greater London Authority (GLA) said as the Chinese social media app faces a global purge from official institutions.
London’s TikTok ban comes after Westminster and Holyrood banned the app on government devices in England and Scotland over security concerns.
Under the UK’s devolution rules, in some
policy areas, the central government in Westminster is only responsible for England while Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland make their own policies. Some areas in England, including London, also have devolution deals that give them more powers to make local decisions….