Roskomnadzor has issued an administrative procedure against Google for allegedly breaching Russian rules on database localization.
Facebook and Twitter are also expected to respond, “after which the issue of instituting administrative procedures will be determined,” according to the agency.
According to Roskomnadzorup up to this date, approximately 600 branch offices of foreign firms in the Russian Federation have had the personal data storage of Russian consumers localized, according to Roskomnadzor.
The agency asked in April that a number of international firms submit documentation showing that personal data of Russian users is stored and processed on Russian Federation territory.
The imposition of an administrative punishment on people in the amount of 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, on officials in the amount of 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles, and on legal organizations in the amount of 1 million to 6 million rubles if the fact of database localization is not confirmed.