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N.S. gov’t to ban TikTok on work phones

By Steve MacArthur Feb 28, 2023 | 6:58 PM

Nova Scotia is now banning the use of the TikTok on government-issued phones.

The moves comes after the feds announced they would block the app on phones given to public service employees.

“There is no need for the TikTok app to be on government-issued mobile devices,” said Colton LeBlanc, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services. “On March 1, the TikTok app will be removed from all government-issued mobile devices and blocked from being accessed to protect the privacy and security of government information.”

The TikTok application’s data collection methods provide substantial access to the contents of the phone, making those who have downloaded the app more vulnerable to surveillance.

There are also concerns about the legal regime that governs the information collected.

There is no evidence at this time that foreign actors have compromised government information.


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