Public Service Announcement – Town of Lincoln bans TikTok on all corporate devices and internet networks at Town facilities

Cybersecurity warning
Public Service Announcement

As of 9 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2023, the Town of Lincoln has banned the use of the TikTok social media platform on all corporate-issued devices and internet networks at Town facilities (wired and wireless). This means anyone visiting Town of Lincoln facilities will not be able to access TikTok when using the Town’s wired or wireless internet network.

The ban is coming into place as a precaution of the concerns over TikTok’s data collection methods and their access to the contents on devices and through networks.

“Cybersecurity and privacy are of the utmost importance when it comes to our staff, residents, and visitors,” said Town of Lincoln Mayo, Sandra Easton. “It is important that we take this precautionary measure as we continue to learn more of the threats of TikTok to cyber security.”

The decision aligns with the direction of the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, as well as other local municipalities across the province who have also issued bans on the popular social media platform.

Please continue to follow the Town of Lincoln on its corporate social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Liliana Busnello
Manager of Corporate Communications
Town of Lincoln
905-563-2799 ext. 230
Tel: 905-563-8205