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Russian Court Finds Twitter Failed to Provide Information on Data – TASS

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A Russian court fined Twitter 3,000 rubles ($46) on Friday for failing to supply information to Russia's authorities on where it stores its Russian users' personal data, the state-run TASS news agency reported.

Russian legislation requires social media companies to store user data on servers located in Russia. At the moment, the only tools Russia has to enforce its data rules are fines that typically only come to very small sums or blocking the offending online services, which is an option fraught with technical difficulties.

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