TikTok says operations have began on the first of its three European knowledge facilities, a part of the favored Chinese language owned app’s challenge to ease Western fears about privateness dangers
ByThe Related Press
September 5, 2023, 7:38 AM
FILE – The TikTok brand is seen on a cell phone in entrance of a pc display which shows the TikTok dwelling display, on March 18, 2023, in Boston. TikTok mentioned Tuesday Sept. 5, 2023 that operations have began on the first of its three European knowledge facilities, a part of the favored Chinese language owned app’s challenge to ease Western fears about privateness dangers. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer, File)
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LONDON — TikTok mentioned Tuesday that operations are underway on the first of its three European knowledge facilities, a part of the favored Chinese language owned app’s effort to ease Western fears about privateness dangers.
The video sharing app mentioned it started transferring European person info to a knowledge middle in Dublin. Two extra knowledge facilities, one other in Eire and one in Norway, are beneath development, TikTok mentioned in an replace on its plan to localize European person knowledge, dubbed Venture Clover.
TikTok has been beneath scrutiny by European and American regulators over issues that delicate person knowledge might find yourself in China. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese language firm that moved its headquarters to Singapore in 2020.
TikTok unveiled its plan earlier this yr to retailer knowledge in Europe, the place there are stringent privateness legal guidelines, after a slew of Western governments banned the app from official units.
NCC Group, a British cybersecurity firm, is overseeing the challenge, TikTok’s vice chairman of public coverage for Europe, Theo Bertram, mentioned in a weblog put up.
NCC Group will examine knowledge visitors to ensure that solely authorized workers “can entry restricted knowledge sorts” and perform “real-time monitoring” to detect and reply to suspicious entry makes an attempt, Bertram mentioned.
“All of those controls and operations are designed to make sure that the info of our European customers is safeguarded in a specially-designed protecting surroundings, and might solely be accessed by authorized workers topic to strict unbiased oversight and verification,” Bertram mentioned.