BAN on the USE of TikTok on government mobile devices

… We regularly monitor our systems and take action to address risks

… Effective February 28, 2023, the TikTok application will be removed from government-issued mobile devices

… these devices will also be blocked from downloading the application in the future

… presents an unacceptable level of risk to privacy and security

… TikTok’s data collection methods provide considerable access to the contents of the phone

… For the broader public, the decision to use a social media application or platform is a personal choice

… However … strongly recommends that Canadians understand the risks and make an informed choice