Guidance for Scottish Government staff on using TikTok: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

You asked for the current guidance for Scottish Government staff on having TikTok installed on:

   a. Devices provided for work use
   b. Personal devices


The Scottish Government prohibits the installation and use of the TikTok application on official Scottish Government devices. There are technical processes in place to block installation and usage of TikTok on corporate devices.

The Scottish Government does not provide guidance to staff on what is permissible to install on their own personal (privately owned) devices.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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