Russia slaps 4 mln rbl fine on Facebook for refusal to localize data
MOSCOW, Feb 13 (PRIME) -- The justice court fined Facebook for 4 million rubles for a failure to provide information on localization of databases of Russian users on Thursday.
УTo find foreign company Facebook guilty of committing administrative violationЕand impose a fine of 4 million rubles,Ф Judge Alexandra Mikhalyova said.
The communications service opened the case against Facebook and Twitter in late January.
The authority first asked Facebook and Twitter to report on localization of databases in December 2018. The service received no response and initiated an administrative case in January 2019 and then a court fined the two companies 3,000 rubles each. The companies had nine months to improve.
(63.0470 rubles Ц U.S. $1)