TikTok buys Norwegian data centre to allay European privacy concerns

30/11/2023 | Reuters

TikTok, the social media company owned by China-based Bytedance, has purchased a data centre in Norway. The facility will become TikTok's largest in Europe and will be used to store data generated in the region. TikTok's move is aimed at addressing concerns over whether the Chinese government could access the data of European citizens who use the social media platform. Theo Bertram, TikTok's VP of government relations and public policy, has stated that the company is taking extra steps to earn the trust of its users in Europe, who are sceptical about TikTok's data privacy policies.

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