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S. 1143: No TikTok on Government Devices Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 15, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

S. 1143


April 15, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Scott of Florida, and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


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


Short title

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


Prohibition on the use of TikTok



In this section—


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;


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


the term information technology has the meaning given that term in section 11101 of title 40, United States Code.


Prohibition on the use of TikTok


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.


National security and research exceptions

The standards and guidelines developed under paragraph (1) shall include—


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


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