Support The Moscow Times!

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

PA Images / TASS

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.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.