Policy update – Direction on the TikTok application
The Attorney-General today announced changes to the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) that enable the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) to issue mandatory directions to government entities when considered necessary to manage a protective security risk to the Commonwealth.
PSPF policy 1: Role of accountable authority and PSPF policy 3: Security planning and risk management have been updated to reflect this announcement.
Direction 001-2023 on the TikTok application
The Secretary of AGD has issued the first of these directions – Direction 001-2023. This direction restricts the use of the TikTok application on government devices, based on the security risk presented by that application.
See the updated PSPF policies and Direction 001-2023 for more information.