The Chinese application, the favorite among young people, will open its first data center in Europe with an investment of 420 million euros (500 million dollars). This data center will be located in Ireland.
TikTok passed the 2 billion download mark in April, when much of humanity was confined due to Covid-19, according to Sensor Tower, which measures the popularity of applications.
This new establishment project should allow it to continue its development on the European continent, while gaining the confidence of users. The data center is expected to create hundreds of jobs, TikTok promises, and improve “user data protection.” It should be operational from the beginning of 2022 and will centralize the data of all European users of the application.
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Due to its Chinese origin – it is the property of ByteDance – TikTok faces the authorities’ mistrust of the protection of user data. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) set up a “task force” in June to investigate the processing of data by the application.
The overall development of the app has pushed it to distance itself from its Chinese owner. In the United States, the Trump administration has accused him of being a “national security risk.” ByteDance has said it is ready to sell its business in the United States. Negotiations with Microsoft are underway.
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