TikTok plans to build a $500m data centre in Ireland

TikTok is planning to open a $500m data centre in Ireland.

It will store videos, messages and other data generated by users from Europe from the short-form video-sharing app.

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Until now all of its users’ records were stored in the US, with a back-up copy held in Singapore.

The declaration comes at a time when President Trump threatened to forbid the app in the US on the grounds its Chinese ownership makes it a national security risk.

TikTok’s Beijing-based parent company Bytedance denies the charge. But, it is in talks to sell its US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand operations to Microsoft.

 

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