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

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

A Russian court on Thursday fined social media company Twitter 4 million roubles (US$62,845) for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo displayed on a screen on the floor of the NYSE
FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Thursday fined social media company Twitter 4 million roubles (US$62,845) for its failure to comply with a Russian data law, the RIA news agency reported.

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow fined Twitter for its refusal to put its server holding data about Russian citizens on Russian territory.

(US$1 = 63.6485 roubles)

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova; writing by Alexander Marrow; editing by Jason Neely)

Source: Reuters

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