Russian court fines Facebook US$63,000 over data law breach - RIA

Russian court fines Facebook US$63,000 over data law breach - RIA

A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles (US$62,922) on Thursday for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.

FILE PHOTO: A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustratio
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MOSCOW: A Russian court fined social media company Facebook 4 million roubles (US$62,922) on Thursday for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow fined Facebook for its refusal to put its server holding data about Russian citizens on Russian territory, after earlier handing Twitter an identical fine for the same offence.

(US$1 = 63.5700 roubles)

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova, Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Edmund Blair)

Source: Reuters

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