Facebook paid 4 million rubles for refusing to store data in Russia

Facebook paid 4 million rubles for refusing to store data in Russia

Facebook has paid a fine of four million rubles for violating Russian law. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press secretary of the Tagansky court of Moscow Zulfiya Grinchuk.

Grinchuk told reporters: “The court received a decision to end the enforcement proceedings.”

Recall that in February 2020, the Moscow Magistrates’ Court fined Facebook and Twitter for violating the law “On Personal Data”. Each company then received a fine of 4 million rubles. This is not the maximum fine for such a violation. The fine could have been 6 million rubles. Subsequently, the Twitter administration appealed this decision, but did not achieve the cancellation of the fine.

The administrative case against Facebook and Twitter was initiated by Roskomnadzor two weeks before the trial. Facebook and Twitter were supposed to move the databases of Russian users to servers located in Russia. As the department reported then, the companies did not comply with the requirements of Russian legislation and did not provide information about this to Roskomnadzor in due time.

The Personal Data Law came into force in September 2015. The social network LinkedIn was blocked in Russia just for refusing to fulfill it. Roskomnadzor has threatened to block Facebook and Twitter, and has warned and sent notifications to companies since 2017. In the event of a repeated violation, the companies will face a fine from 6 to 18 million rubles.

Facebook paid 4 million rubles for refusing to store data in Russia

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