LONDON: TikTok said they are already working on the new Irish data center even before President Trump hinted about banning the app in the U.S.
“It’s a significant investment,” TikTok Public Policy for Europe director Theo Bertram told the BBC, adding that the construction is a symbol of the company’s long-term commitment to Europe. “I think that’s an important message for our users and our creators at this time,” he said.
Currently, the country’s Data Protection Commission has already dealt with privacy issues on the app, and it has been easier since TikTok’s chief data protection officer for Europe is already based in Dublin.
Meanwhile, Irish center creation will be built at an undisclosed location and will operate after about 18 to 24 months without any impact on the European users.
Earlier, reports that TikTok will open a new international headquarters in London surface, which the British government said it would not block the project.