The Moscow Magistrate's Court has fined the video conferencing service Zoom 1 million rubles for violating the law “On Personal Data”. The reason was the company's refusal to localize the data of Russian users on the territory of the Russian Federation, TASS reports.
The court found Zoom Video Communications guilty under Part 8 of Art. 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation and imposed a fine of 1 million rubles.
Note that the law “On Personal Data”; obliges Russian and foreign companies to store personal information of Russian citizens only on the territory of the Russian Federation. The requirement applies to foreign companies that are not physically located in Russia if they operate on the territory of the country.
Earlier it was reported that a court in Moscow fined Apple for refusing to localize the data of Russian users. Representatives of the company tried to convince the court that the claims were unfounded, since Apple does not store personal data. According to them, Apple Distribution International, located in Ireland, is responsible for this. But the court considered these arguments untenable.
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