WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is giving federal agencies 30 days to ensure they do not have TikTok on any federal devices, and to ensure vendors play by the same rules, according to new guidance on Monday from Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young.
Young’s memo instructs agencies to ensure the Chinese-owned app is not installed on any federal devices within 30 days, ABC News reported. Contractors must meet the same standard within 90 days.
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“The Biden-Harris Administration has invested heavily in defending our nation’s digital infrastructure and curbing foreign adversaries’ access to Americans’ data,” Chris DeRusha, federal chief information security officer, said. “This guidance is part of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to securing our digital infrastructure and protecting the American people’s security and privacy.”
Some agencies, like the Department of Defense, the Department of …