Oliver Dowden Bans TikTok on government phones

Cabinet Office minister Oliver Dowden said the TikTok ban will not apply to personal devices for ministers, Government employees or the public.He told MPs: “This ban applies to Government corporate devices within ministerial and non-ministerial departments, but it will not extend to personal devices for Government employees or ministers or the general public.“That is because, as I have outlined, this is a proportionate move based on a specific risk with Government devices. However, as is always the case, we do advise individuals to practice caution online and to consider each social media platform’s data policies before downloading and using them.“It is the case that ministers receive regular security briefings and advice on protecting data on their personal devices and on mitigating cyber threats.