The City of Toronto actively monitors privacy and cyber security risks on a continuous basis.

In response to recent concerns regarding the TikTok application, and as a precautionary measure, the City will be removing the TikTok app from the approximately 350 City-issued devices where it has been downloaded and will block the app from being downloaded on all City-issued staff devices in the future.

The City’s decision to remove and block the application is in line with the approach of federal, provincial and municipal partners, and was made in consultation with the City's Technology Services Division, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Leadership.

While there have been no security or privacy breaches, the City is committed to ensuring the protection of its data and keeping information secure. The City continuously monitors its digital assets to detect and respond to cyber threats to protect privacy and government data and assets.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

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