Province banning TikTok on Government connected devices

As of March 1, 2023, the Government of PEI will be banning the use of TikTok on Government connected mobile devices.

The changes are being made as a proactive measure to protect the privacy and security of government information, as TikTok’s mobile data collection methods include the ability to access more information than is necessary for the application to function.

Currently, there is no evidence suggesting that any information belonging to the Government of PEI has been compromised. The Province of PEI’s decision to ban the application on Government connected devices is in line with other jurisdictions, including the Federal Government and other Provincial counterparts.

Banning TikTok on Government connected devices does not impact the ability for TikTok to operate on PEI, and while Government continues to encourage all Islanders to consider best practices regarding mobile applications and data sharing, the decision for the public to utilize the application remains a personal choice.

Media contact:
Kip Ready
Department of Finance

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