Russian authorities set up business on Facebook and Twitter

Social networks face a fine of up to 6 million rubles.
Roskomnadzor has launched administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for violating the law on localization of data from Russian users. This was reported by the press service of the department.

The companies never complied with the requirements of the Russian legislation and did not provide information on this to Roskomnadzor on time. Now companies face an administrative fine in the amount of 1 million to 6 million rubles. Documents will be submitted to the court within three business days.

By law, Facebook and Twitter were supposed to transfer the database of Russian users to servers located in Russia. However, the administration of social networks has not yet done so, although Roskomnadzor threatened to block, warned and sent notifications as early as 2017.

The Law on Personal Data entered into force in September 2015. The LinkedIn social network was blocked in Russia just for refusing to fulfill it.

In December 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law according to which companies that refused to localize the data of Russian users are facing multi-million fines.

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