Lawmakers in Japan are now considering banning “Chinese-made” apps citing concerns that user data could end up in the hands of the Chinese government.

According to Japanese national broadcaster, NHK, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said they will be urging the country’s government to “take legislative steps” to “limit the use” of TikTok and other apps from Chinese firms.

Proposals for a possible ban are expected by September this year and the party wants measures to be taken to prevent personal information from being leaked in ways the government doesn’t expect.

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