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The potential ban on video-sharing app TikTok by the US federal government has raised concerns about data privacy and information security. While TikTok is not the only app that collects user data, it is owned by a Chinese firm, and officials fear that the data collected could be given to the Chinese government. Enterprises using TikTok for marketing or having employees with the app need to re-evaluate their policies on data handling, including classifying information and assets and implementing acceptable use policies. Alternatively, organizations can issue company devices to control what is downloaded and ensure proper security protocols are followed. The issue with TikTok highlights the...