TikTok Takes Data Privacy Seriously: European User Data Moves to First Local Data Center
TikTok has taken a significant step towards safeguarding the data privacy of its European users by initiating the migration of their data to its long-anticipated data center in Ireland. This milestone marks a substantial move in the realization of Project Clover, a comprehensive data privacy and security initiative announced by TikTok in March.
The urgency of this endeavor became evident when the European Commission prohibited its staff from using the TikTok app on work devices. Notably, TikTok had initially revealed plans for a data center in Ireland as far back as 2020, with the expectation of its operational readiness by early 2022.