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Chinese video-sharing app TikTok planning to open its first European data center in Ireland

1 month ago   |   By RT

Chinese-owned technology company TikTok has announced plans to build a $500 million European data hub which will be located in Ireland. It is expected to become operational by 2022.
The center will store videos, messages and other data generated by European users from the short-form video-sharing app. Until now all of its users' records have been stored in the US, with a back-up copy held in Singapore.TikTok said that the decision to set up a European center was something it had been thinking about "for a long time."
The app's director of public policy for Europe, Theo Bertram, told The...
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TikTok doubles down in Europe with new $500 million Irish data center as it faces being hounded out of the US

TikTok doubles down in Europe with new $500 million Irish data center as it faces being hounded out of the US

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

TikTok announced Thursday it's setting up a new €420 million data center in Ireland.
The data center is slated to open in early 2022, and will house user data from TikTok's European users.
This comes just as TikTok is having to brace itself against hiving off its US business.
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As TikTok faces getting squeezed out of the US, the company appears to be shoring up its European operations.
In a blog post on Thursday, TikTok's global chief security officer Roland Cloutier announced plans to build a new data center in Ireland costing €420...
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