Baltimore, MD - Jan. 30, 2023 - According to Fox45, starting Feb. 15, Baltimore will block TikTok from its computer network per a memo from its IT department. Exceptions will be made for work-related use, especially for those promoting city services. Risks cited in the notice include: TikTok collecting extensive sensitive data including browsing history, location, and biometrics; ByteDance, TikTok's parent firm, having Chinese government ownership; and China's 2017 National Intelligence Law requiring assistance in intelligence gathering and data sharing with the Chinese government upon request. The state of Maryland had previously banned TikTok in the executive branch of state government in Dec.