TikTok to open new European data centre in Ireland

TikTok has said that following a process that first began last year, they are announcing their intention to establish a new data centre in Ireland, and the first data centre in Europe.

This investment in Ireland, to the value of approximately €420million, will create hundreds of new jobs and play a key role in further strengthening the safeguarding and protection of TikTok user data, with a state of the art physical and network security defense system planned around this new operation.

This new regional data centre will deliver tangible benefits, including enabling faster loading time that will help the TikTok community to enjoy an even better experience. When the data centre is operational, European user data will be stored in this new location. 

Ireland already plays a key role in their rapidly expanding European operations. Since establishing the EMEA Trust and Safety Hub in Dublin at the start of this year, TikTok have rapidly expanded their team and appointed senior leaders who are continuously enhancing the strategies, policies and processes designed to keep people on TikTok safe. 

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “TikTok’s decision to establish its first European data centre in Ireland, representing a substantial investment here by the company, is very welcome and, following on from the establishment of its EMEA Trust & Safety Hub in Dublin earlier in the year, positions Ireland as an important location in the company’s global operations.”

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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