Ontario considering banning TikTok on government phones

Ontario is considering banning TikTok on government mobile phones. The news comes as the federal government implements a ban on short-form video apps on government-issued mobile his devices.

“That’s something we’re looking at,” Caitlin Clarke, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Doug Ford’s office, told Global News.

It is not clear when a final decision will be taken or may be taken.

Ontario, which is considering a ban, trillium.

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Canadian government bans TikTok on all devices, citing ‘unacceptable’ risks

On Monday, the federal government announced it would ban the app on all government-issued mobile devices starting Tuesday because it poses an “unacceptable” risk to privacy and security.

The concerns clouding the social media platform stem from TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

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The company has faced criticism from those who warn the Chinese government has access to user data, such as browsing history and location, thanks to a Chinese law that requires private companies to cooperate with Beijing if asked. There is

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