A Russian court has fined Facebook millions of roubles

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A court in Moscow fined on Facebook, four million rubles. As reported RIA Novosti, the company did not provide information on the localization data of Russian users.

The decision was handed down by a magistrate plot №374 of the Tagansky district Alexandra Mikhaleva. “To recognize a foreign entity Facebook Inc. guilty of an administrative crime”, — announced the decision of the judge and called the amount of the fine.

An administrative case was provided by part 8 of article 13.11 of the administrative code, according to which Internet companies must store personal data of Russians in Russia. Previously, the court appointed the same penalty for this same violation of the company’s Twitter.

At the end of January Roskomnadzor said that it had opened an administrative case against Facebook and Twitter. The reason was that the company did not provide the Department confirmation that they began to store personal data of Russian citizens at the territory of the country.

The penalty for failure to keep in Russia personal data has been upgraded in 2019. Earlier for failure to fulfill the requirements on the localization databases Russians are the penalties was not, and the company was prosecuted under another article — “Failure information” (article 19.7 of the administrative code of Russia). At the moment, the amount of the fine for the violation of article for legal entities ranges from one million to six million rubles.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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