MOSCOW, June 28 (RAPSI) — A magistrate judge in Moscow on Tuesday fined image sharing and social media service Pinterest 2 million rubles (about $38,000) over failure to localize Russian users’ personal data in the Russian Federation, according to a representative of the Tagansky District Court.
The company was found guilty of violation of Russian personal data legislation, the court held.
Earlier on Tuesday, fines were imposed on Google, UPS, Twitch and several other companies for similar violations.
Previously, Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor reminded of the fact that the operator must ensure recording, systematization, keeping, updating, changing and recovery of data of Russian users with the use of databases locating within the country. These rules provide the sufficient level of data security, the watchdog states.