Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter challenge fines for refusing to locate data in Russia – Business & Economy
MOSCOW, September 24. / TASS /. Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have challenged fines worth 36 million rubles ($ 493,929) imposed for refusing to locate servers containing Russian user data in Russia, district court official said of the Judicial District No. 422 of the Tagansky District of Moscow. TASS.
“Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have appealed fines of up to 36 million rubles imposed on them on August 26 after their refusal to locate the data in Russia,” the official said.
By the decision of the judge of the Magistrate Court of Judicial District No. 422 of the Tagansky District of Moscow in the case of an administrative offense provided for in Part 8 Article 13.11, Code of Administrative Offenses (“Violation of Russian legislation on personal data ”), Regarding WhatsApp LLC, a sanction was imposed in the form of an administrative fine in the amount of 4 million rubles ($ 54,868). Twitter and Facebook were fined 17 million rubles ($ 233,236) and 15 million rubles ($ 205,780). They had previously been fined 4 million rubles for refusing to move their servers containing Russian user data to Russia in February 2020.
On July 29, Google was fined 3 million rubles ($ 41,157) under this article. It provides for a fine in the amount of 1 million to 6 million rubles ($ 13,721 – $ 82,329) and up to 18 million rubles ($ 246,989) for a repeated violation.
At the end of May 2021, the Russian media watchdog forced foreign internet services to locate servers containing data of their Russian users in Russia by July 1. According to the watchdog, to date, around 600 representative offices of foreign companies have already located the servers. with data of Russian users in Russia.