TikTok ban should make Canadian companies review social media and device policies, experts say

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The federal government’s move to ban TikTok on its phones should make companies think twice about their data policies and consider blocking the app on its own devices, academics say. Data privacy and technology professors say Ottawa’s ban of the app, along with an investigation into the company launched last week by a group of Canadian privacy commissioners, should be enough to push companies into thinking critically about social media. TikTok, a video-based social media platform where users share music, dancing, instructional content and commentary, has long been embroiled in privacy concerns because its parent company ByteDance is based in...