Canada has joined the growing list of countries that have placed restrictions on the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok after it announced a ban on the Social media platform from government-issued devices on Monday, saying it presents an "unacceptable" level of risk to privacy and security.

The move, which comes only days after the European Commission imposed a similar ban, underscores the growing lobby against TikTok over concerns about its proximity to the Chinese government and hold over user data across the world.

The European Commission issues ban on TikTok
The European Union’s executive arm, the European Commission, has banned the social media app, TikTok on official devices used by staff amid concerns over cybersecurity, according to a report by Reuters. According to the report, the ban also implies that European Commission staff cannot use the Chin…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that his government was looking carefully at how to ensure Canadians' online safety.

TikTok expressed disappointment over the decision by Canada's regulators in an emailed statement by a company spokesperson saying the ban was issued "without citing any specific security concerns about TikTok or contacting us to discuss any concerns prior to making this decision."