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To Appease Regulators TikTok Rolls Out EU Data Security Plan

 |  March 8, 2023

TikTok has established a new data security framework, titled “Project Clover”, in response to increased scrutiny from legislators in the US and Europe.

The European Parliament, Commission, and Council have imposed a ban on employees using TikTok due to security concerns surrounding the Chinese-owned company ByteDance’s access to user data. This aims to safeguard EU citizens from any potential exploitation of their information by China or interference with its interests.

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The White House has shown support for an act granting the administration authorization to limit Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other foreign technologies that present risks to national security.

On Wednesday, a TikTok spokesperson confirmed that the company will begin storing European user data locally in 2021. In addition, two new data centers are planned to be opened soon – one in Ireland and one in Hamar, Norway – which will be operated by an external partner. The migration of data processing activities is expected to be completed by 2024.