MOSCOW, July 29 (RAPSI) – A magistrate judge on Thursday fined U.S. company Google 3 million rubles (over $40,000) for refusal to locate personal data of Russian users in the Russian Federation, the Moscow Tagansky District Court’s press service told RAPSI.

In April, Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor urged several foreign companies to submit documents confirming that they keep and process Russians’ personal data within the country.

The operator must ensure recording, systematization, keeping, updating, changing and recovery of data of Russian users with the use of databases locating within the country, according to the agency. These rules provide the sufficient level of data security, Roskomnadzor states.