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WhatsApp Faces Proceedings in Russia Over Violation of Personal Data Law

WhatsApp could be fined between RUB 1 million (roughly Rs. 10 lakhs) to RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 60 lakhs).

WhatsApp Faces Proceedings in Russia Over Violation of Personal Data Law
Highlights
  • Russian court fined Google RUB 3 million for violating personal data
  • Russia launched administrative proceedings against WhatsApp
  • There was no immediate comment from Facebook

Russia on Friday launched administrative proceedings against Facebook's WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to localise data of Russian users on Russian territory, the Interfax news agency reported.

There was no immediate comment from Facebook.

A day earlier, a Russian court fined Alphabet's Google 3 million roubles for violating personal data legislation and registered administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for the same offence.

The cases are part of a wider spat between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to remove banned content and seeking to compel foreign tech firms to open offices in Russia.

WhatsApp could be fined between 1 million and 6 million roubles ($13,700 to $82,250), Interfax reported, citing court documents. A court date has not yet been set.

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