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Engrossed in Senate (08/06/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3455


AN ACT

To prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on the use of TikTok.

(a) Definitions.—In this section—

(1) the term “covered application” means the social networking service TikTok or any successor application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Limited or an entity owned by ByteDance Limited;

(2) the term “executive agency” has the meaning given that term in section 133 of title 41, United States Code; and

(3) the term “information technology” has the meaning given that term in section 11101 of title 40, United States Code.

(b) Prohibition on the use of TikTok.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Administrator of General Services, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Secretary of Defense, and consistent with the information security requirements under subchapter II of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, shall develop standards and guidelines for executive agencies requiring the removal of any covered application from information technology.

(2) NATIONAL SECURITY AND RESEARCH EXCEPTIONS.—The standards and guidelines developed under paragraph (1) shall include—

(A) exceptions for law enforcement activities, national security interests and activities, and security researchers; and

(B) for any authorized use of a covered application under an exception, requirements for agencies to develop and document risk mitigation actions for such use.

Passed the Senate August 6, 2020.

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Secretary  


116th CONGRESS
     2d Session
S. 3455

AN ACT
To prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation.
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