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TikTok (ByteDance) Application Policy


The federal government has determined that due to "an unacceptable level of risk" to national security, the presence or use of the social networking service TikTok on any information technology (IT) used in the performance of a government contract is prohibited. This prohibition also applies to any "successor application" developed by TikTok owner and operator ByteDance. [Company Name] is implementing this policy to ensure compliance with this directive under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.204-27.


[Company Name] prohibits the installation or use of TikTok or ByteDance applications on any IT system or device used in the performance of a government contract. Such use includes, but is not limited to, email, phone calls and virtual meetings.

Company-Owned Equipment

[Company Name] has removed any prohibited applications from company-owned equipment and blocked the future download of these applications. Should an employee discover the presence of a prohibited application on a [Company Name] device, the employee should immediately notify the IT department.

Personal Devices

This policy includes personal devices that are used by employees performing services in connection with a federal contract. These employees must delete all TikTok applications from their personal devices if the devices are in any way used in the performance of work on a government contract.

Should evidence of the presence or use of TikTok or ByteDance applications be discovered on a personal device the employee uses for work on a government contract, the employee will be required to delete the application(s) immediately. Continued violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

Employees who need help deleting TikTok or other applications from a device should contact the IT help desk.

Employee Certification

☐ I certify that I have removed TikTok from all personal device(s) that I use in the performance of work on government contracts.

☐ I certify that I do not use a personal device for the performance of work on any government contract.


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