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Russia to direct Facebook, Twitter to localise users' database

IANS  |  Moscow 

watchdog has said that it will punish and if they decline to move the database of Russian users to

"The companies will either have to localise the databases within a certain period of time, which I suppose will be about nine months, or they will be punished," head was quoted as saying by on Tuesday.

He expects and representatives to meet with officials in by the end of February to discuss the issue.

Russian legislation requires service providers to store and process personal data of Russians on the territory of

Roskomnadzor has the right to impose fines on or even block companies for their violations.

In December, it fined 500,000 rubles (around USD 7,625) for failing to remove to banned information.

Last year, Roskomnadzor attempted to block app Telegram in due to its refusal to provide user data, but failed for technical reasons.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 05:16 IST
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