July 28, 2023

New FAR Clause Restricting “Tik Tok” App

On June 2, 2023, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued a new contract clause prohibiting use of the ”Tik Tok” social networking application on “information technology” owned or managed by the Federal Government.    The clause, entitled “Prohibition on a ByteDance Covered Application (Jun 2023)”, is contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) under FAR 52.204-27.  Government contractors can expect Federal Agencies to add the new clause to existing contracts through a contract modification.  Prime contractors are required to “flow down” the new clause to subcontracts.