Media Statement
March 10, 2023

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 our 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.

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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