TikTok banned on work devices by regional police, and a majority of Niagara municipalities
The number of Niagara municipalities removing TikTok from corporate devices is growing following federal and provincial government bans on their employee-issued devices due to “privacy and security” concerns.
The Town of Lincoln is the latest, this week imposing a ban on the social media video app on all corporate-issued devices and internet networks at town facilities.
“Cybersecurity and privacy are of the utmost importance when it comes to our staff, residents and visitors,” Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton said in a press release announcing the decision.
“It is important that we take this precautionary measure as we continue to learn more of the threats of TikTok to cybersecurity.”
That follows Niagara Region, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Port Colborne and Grimsby, along with Niagara Regional Police, in barring the app.
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