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Google, Facebook and WhatsApp paid fines in the amount of 22 million rubles

Google, Facebook and WhatsApp paid fines in the amount of 22 million rubles
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Wednesday, 12 January, 2022, 21:18

The management of Google, Facebook (Meta Platforms) and WhatsApp paid fines in the amount of 22 million rubles for violations of the legislation on the localization of data of Russians. This was reported on January 12 by Roskomnadzor.

“Google, WhatsApp and Facebook paid fines imposed by the court in the amount of 22 million rubles. Twitter didn’t pay the fine, ”TASS reports.

Previously, companies were repeatedly penalized for refusing to localize data in the Russian Federation. On November 10, the Tagansky Court of Moscow approved the collection of fines from Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp in the amount of 36 million rubles. In August, Twitter and Facebook were fined 32 million rubles for repeated refusal to localize data in the Russian Federation.

On August 1, 2015, a law came into force in Russia, which obliges Internet companies that work with personal data of Russians to register as an organizer for the dissemination of information and store all information transmitted and received by residents of the country for six months on the territory of the Russian Federation.