Canada needs to take TikTok’s security threats seriously


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Open this photo in gallery: A person scrolls through a TikTok feed on March 14.Laura Proctor/The Globe and Mail Conor Healy is the director of government research at security technology research group IPVM. Margaret McCuaig-Johnston is a board director at the China Strategic Risks Institute. Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne said on Friday that Canadians “should be happy to see that we were ahead of the curve” by launching a national security review of the video-sharing app TikTok six months ago. We are indeed happy that the federal government has turned its attention to TikTok. As a Five Eyes alliance member,...