Twitter moves user data to Ireland

Twitter moves all data from non-US users to Ireland, out of sight of the US intelligence services. This also applies to images created with the Periscope Twitter app. Data from US users remains in the US, but data from users outside the US is now stored in data centers in Dublin. The company follows the example of Facebook

Twitter moves all data from non-US users to Ireland, out of sight of the US intelligence services. This also applies to images created with the Periscope Twitter app.

Data from US users remains in the US, but data from users outside the US is now stored in data centers in Dublin. The company follows the example of Facebook.

With its new privacy policy, Twitter meets the increasing concerns of consumers and businesses about their data. They do not accept that foreign intelligence services can even penetrate their files.

The changes take effect on 18 May, according to a message from Twitter itself. The division of the estate may have consequences for American companies, which are less likely to share data from European Twitter users with advertisers.