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ACS applauds Federal TikTok ban

Government’s action on security advice welcomed

5 April 2023


ACS President, Dr Nick Tate, FACS, has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Federal Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus, banning TikTok on government supplied devices.

“It is heartening to see the government acting promptly on the advice of cybersecurity experts and our intelligence agencies,” Dr Tate said. “The security implications of TikTok on government and personal devices has been a concern for some time so it is important to be taking proactive steps.”

“As we have seen over the past year, cybersecurity is a critical and rapidly evolving field and at ACS we are working with government agencies and ministers to ensure Australian data is kept as secure as possible.

“We are very pleased to see the Federal government is recognising the importance of the technology sector to the Australian economy and taking appropriate measures to ensure its integrity and safety.”



Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

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About ACS

ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 40,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.

Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.

ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.

Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit for more information.