CTM Insights Managing Partner Lou Steinberg in TechTarget

TikTok data collection, ties to China spur bans

The U.S. Senate, federal agencies and state governments have banned TikTok from government devices due to concerns about data collection and China’s access to U.S. data.

Mounting concern over TikTok’s data collection practices has caused states and even the U.S. Senate to ban the app from government-owned devices.

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously¬†passed¬†the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act,” which prohibits TikTok on federal devices. States including Alabama, Utah, Texas, South Dakota, Maryland, and more have also banned the app on government devices.

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