The U.S. Government has issued an interim rule for federal contractors that prohibits the presence or use of any applications developed by ByteDance — including the social networking service TikTok — on any devices used for federal contract work, including personally owned devices and those issued by the university. These newly imposed restrictions require WSU to immediately prohibit access to these applications on any university network.
Individuals who have the TikTok app on a personally or university-owned device (such as a computer or cell phone), and who use or intend to use such device in the performance of a federal contract, must immediately remove the TikTok application from that device. Individuals who are not performing under a federal contract may access TikTok while on campus on their personal devices using their personal cellular networks.
Individuals will still be able to access TikTok on the university’s network throughout most residential areas (Shocker Hall, The Flats and The Suites).
The university will continue to provide updates and guidance as it becomes available. Please direct any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to navigate these important security compliance obligations.