Russia’s telecommunications organization Roskomnadzor said on Friday it had opened administrative cases against Alphabet Inc and six other foreign technology companies over alleged violations of personal data legislation.
Moscow has clashed with big tech companies over content, censorship, data and local representation in a simmering dispute that has erupted into an all-out information battle since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24.
Russia fined Google 3 million Russian rubles (about 35,000 rupees) last year for failing to store personal data of Russian users in databases on Russian soil, and on Friday said it had opened a new case over what it described as Google’s repeated failure to comply with it. Russian legislation.
Roskomnadzor said Google, which declined to comment, could be fined 6 to 18 million rubles (roughly 70,000 to 80,000 rupees).
The regulator also said it had opened cases against six other companies – Airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, Apple and United Parcel Service – for alleged wrongdoing for the first time carrying a potential fine of 1 to 6 million Russian rubles (approximately Rs 1 lakh to Rs .70 lakh). ).
Likeme could not be reached while the other five companies had no immediate comment.
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