MOSCOW, July 12 (RAPSI) – Apple Inc was fined 2 million rubles (over $32,500) on Tuesday for refusal to store Russian users’ data on the territory of Russia, RAPSI was told in the press service of Moscow’s Tagansky District Court.

The company was found guilty of breaching the Russian personal data legislation, the court held.

Also, on Tuesday, several other companies were fined for similar violations, including videoconference service Zoom (1 million rubles).

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.