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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.