TikTok has today announced the establishment of its first regional Fusion Centre in Dublin. The new centre aims to advance their on-platform threat discovery to protect TikTok's community, accelerate the delivery of next-generation cyber-threat monitoring and assemble cyber investigations and working groups to tackle digital crime.
With this announcement, TikTok says it will create dozens of new, highly specialised roles for security, privacy, and policy professionals. TikTok say these experts will play a critical role in helping TikTok identify, evaluate and eliminate risks.
Ireland is already the base for a number of TikTok's other critical functions including their EMEA Trust and Safety Hub, European SMB operations, European data privacy and data protection teams, and their Transparency and Accountability Centre.
Welcoming the news today, Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "It’s crucial that global tech companies play a central role in ensuring the safety of their users. I’m really pleased TikTok has chosen Dublin as the location for its first regional Fusion Centre, creating over 50 new jobs. This new centre will detect and respond to critical incidents as they happen, and will help improve online safety for TikTok users worldwide. This announcement underlines the company’s continued commitment to our country and will allow it to continue to benefit from our rich and highly skilled talent pool. I wish the team at TikTok the very best in their expansion plans."