Russia sanctions foreign firms for alleged data storage breaches

Russia sanctions foreign firms for alleged data storage breaches

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Moscow court on Tuesday imposed fines on video streaming service Twitch, social network Pinterest, Airbnb and United Parcel Service (UPS) for refusing to store the personal data of Russian citizens in Russia.

Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, filed administrative charges in late May against Twitch, owned by Amazon, Pinterest, Airbnb, UPS and two other foreign companies for violating personal data laws.

The Moscow court press service said Twitch was fined 2 million rubles ($37,700). Pinterest and Airbnb were also each fined 2 million rubles and UPS was fined 1 million rubles.

Twitch, Pinterest, Airbnb and UPS did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

($1 = 53.0000 rubles)

(Reporting Reuters; French version Federica Mileo, editing by Sophie Louet)

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