Twitter fined for storing data of Russian users abroad
MOSCOW, April 5 (RAPSI) – A magistrate court in Moscow on Friday fined Twitter 3,000 rubles (about $50) for storing data of Russian users abroad, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
The court therefore brought an administrative action against the U.S. founder of the social network for its refusal to provide information on the localization of databases containing personal data of Russians.
Twitter representatives in turn called accusations of Russia’s communications agency Roskomnadzor unproved. According to them, an administrative violation report was made with procedural defects.
According to Roskomnadzor, the watchdog repeatedly requested information on the users’ database and other relevant information from the social network but did not receive it.