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Facebook, Twitter suspected of breaching Russia’s person data storage rules

Christian Fernsby |
Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has instituted administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter over alleged breaching of user data storage requirements.

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oceedings were commenced as the companies failed to provide in time information on fulfilment of requirements on the localization of databases of Russian social media users on servers located in Russia, as stipulated by the Law On Personal Data, the watchdog’s statement reads.

The companies could face fines ranging from 1 to 6 million rubles ($16,000 to 94,000) each, according to the Code on Administrative Offenses.

The violation protocol was drawn up in the presence of a Twitter representative; a Facebook representative failed to turn up for the protocol signing.

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