By Kevin Reagan | 12 News Phoenix
PHOENIX — An Arizona lawmaker is trying to pass legislation that would prohibit state workers from using TikTok on government-owned devices.
State Rep. Matt Gress, R-District 4, said Tuesday he intends to add an amendment to House Bill 2416 that would ban the popular social media app from phones and tablets that are used for state government business.
The House Government Committee is scheduled to review HB 2416 during a meeting on Wednesday.
Gress’ amendment is the latest step taken by elected officials from throughout the country who have attempted to pass laws to eliminate TikTok from government-owned devices.
The reasoning behind the prohibition has often included cybersecurity concerns about TikTok allegedly collecting data on U.S. citizens.