The European Commission has banned employees from using TikTok, a short-form video app owned by ByteDance, on work devices, which will take effect next month. A statement from the European Commission said the move was aimed at preventing cybersecurity risks and that it would also assess other social platforms. TikTok has 5,000 employees in Europe. Caroline Greer, the company’s director of public policy, issued a response saying that the ban was misguided and based on a fundamental misunderstanding. It has submitted a request for talks to clarify misunderstandings. U.S. government agencies have previously announced similar bans on government workers.