TikTok is planning to set up its first European data centre in Ireland. It has promised to create employment, improve users’ data security and reduce loading time for European users. This investment of $500M “signals our long-term commitment to Ireland”, said the firm. ByteDance’s TikTok has been accused of threatening national security in the US and India. Hence, this move comes as an effort to prove its innocence regarding its data sharing/storing practices.