Russian watchdog launches proceedings against Facebook and Twitter

Russian watchdog launches proceedings against Facebook and Twitter

Companies have to provide information on the localization of Russian users' data bases.

Russian watchdog (Roskomnadzor) initiates administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter due to the failure to provide information about the transfer of personal data of Russian users to servers located in the Russian Federation. RNS reports that responses on the requests of the Office are considered the formal.

“The companies that manage Facebook and Twitter social networks provided formal answers to our demands to confirm the localization of personal data of Russian users in Russia. They do not contain specifics about the actual implementation of the legislation at the current moment, nor the timing of the implementation of these standards in the future,” Roskomnadzor explained.

The department received responses to requests on January 18, and it launched a social network check in early 2018. According to Article 19.7 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation, companies face fines ranging from 3 to 5 thousand rubles.

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