Republic of Ireland: Launch of TikTok's €420m Irish data center Postponed to Late 2022

Dec 21, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

TikTok has revealed that its planned data center opening in Ireland will be delayed due to issues caused by the pandemic. The company revealed to Business Post Ireland €420 million ($473m) that the facility will be launched in late 2022 instead of the planned early 2022 launch. CSO of TikTok, Raymond Cloutier, said that the data center in Ireland would ensure that hundreds of new jobs are created while also safeguarding TikTok user data. He noted that this would be achieved with the world-class defense system planned for the data center. 

Cloutier also added that the data center has a lot of benefits, including faster loading time that ensures a better experience. TikTok will also store European user data in the Ireland data center when it becomes live. TikTok's China-based parent company ByteDance also claimed that users' data outside China is stored in Singapore and the US.

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