TikTok has established its first data center in Dublin, Ireland, the company said in a statement released on September 5. The data center is now operational and the migration of European (EEA countries, the UK and Switzerland) user data to the center has begun, the firm said. TikTok’s other two European data centers, in Norway and Ireland, are under construction. According to the TikTok statement, the company has engaged a third-party European security company, NCC Group, to independently audit data controls and protections, monitor data flow, provide independent verification, and report incidents. In the coming months, TikTok and NCC Group will engage with policymakers across Europe to explain how this comprehensive system will work in practice, the firm said. [TikTok statement]