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Government contractors grapple with enforcement challenges of TikTok ban

August 8, 2023

Industry groups have expressed privacy and censorship concerns over a federal ban that prohibits government contractors from using the TikTok social media app on covered devices, while warning that monitoring compliance and implementation could prove difficult for many organizations.

In response to a new interim rule published by the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Professional Services Council appeared to question the appropriateness of prohibiting applications like TikTok on employee-owned devices “given privacy and censorship concerns as well as on-going legal challenges to the prohibition at it pertains to private (i.e., non-government) devices.”

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