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Roskomnadzor announced the start of administrative proceedings against companies Twitter and Facebook. According to representatives of agencies, Twitter and Facebook did not provide the requested information about their plans for the storage of personal data of Russians.
17 December 2018 Roskomnadzor asked Facebook and Twitter to provide information about the localization plans databases with the Russian users of the web services. Last Friday Facebook and Twitter gave the answer to the request of Roskomnadzor, the Russian Agency but did not like it.
In Roskomnadzor said that Facebook and Twitter were formal and without any specifics on the plans of the companies on the execution of the Russian legislation. Representatives of Roskomnadzor said that in the responses there is no mention even about the timing of the performance standards in the future.
Because of this January 21, Roskomnadzor has started for both companies in administrative proceedings. Representatives of Facebook and Twitter at the moment has not commented on the situation.
1 September 2015 in Russia came into force a law on personal data. He obliges foreign websites to store personal data of Russians on servers located on Russian territory. In case of failure to comply with the requirements of the legislation provides for locking resources in Russia.