Roskomnadzor ordered 13 IT giants to open representative offices in Russia by January

Roskomnadzor has compiled a list of 13 IT companies that should open their offices in Russia by January 1, 2022. The list is posted on the agency's website.

The listed network giants own 22 resources, including popular instant messengers. & Nbsp;

The list includes Google, Apple, Meta (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) , Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Likeme, Viber, Discord, Pinterest, Spotify, Twitch Interactive.

They should also post on their website an electronic feedback form with Russian users, register a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website to interact with authorities and restrict access to information recognized as illegal in the Russian Federation. & nbsp;

In late spring 2021, Roskomnadzor ordered foreign services to localize databases of Russian users in the Russian Federation by July 1. However, the order was not executed on time and fines followed. & Nbsp;

Twitter was fined 17 million rubles for violating the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of personal data, WhatsApp was fined 4 million rubles, and Facebook was fined 15 million rubles.

In November, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow approved the collection of fines from these companies in the total amount of 36 million rubles.


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