WhatsApp may pay a fine of 6 million rubles in Russia


For the refusal of WhatsApp to localize the data of Russian users in Russia, the company faces a fine of 6 million rubles. The corresponding hearing will take place on August 26 at the 422nd Peace Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow.

Consideration of the protocol in relation to WhatsApp, drawn up under Part 8 of Art. 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation ("Failure by the operator, when collecting personal data, to ensure the recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification or retrieval of personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation"), is scheduled for August 26. The maximum punishment under this article is a fine of 6 million rubles.

Last week, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow fined Google 3 million rubles for non-compliance with the requirements of Part 8 of Article 13.11 of the Administrative Code of Russia, which sets out the requirements for the systematization and storage of information when collecting personal data.

Roskomnadzor noted that Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks had not localized the databases of personal data of Russian users by July 1, 2021. Moreover, 600 representative offices of foreign companies in Russia comply with the requirements of the relevant law.

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