Russia accuses Google of opening case against others for personal data legislation

Russia accuses Google of opening case against others for personal data legislation ...

Administrative Roskomnadzor, Russia''s communications regulator, said on Friday that it had opened cases against Alphabet Incs Google and six other foreign technology companies for alleged violation of personal data legislation.

In a simmering conflict that resulted in a complete information battle, Moscow has fought with Big Tech over content, censorship, data, and local representation. Since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24.

Russia fined Google RUB 3 million (roughly Rs. 35 lakh) last year for failing to store personal data of Russian users in Russian databases, and on Friday said it had opened a new case over what it called Googles'' repeated failure to comply with Russian legislation.

Google, which declined to comment, might be fined between RUB 6-18 million (roughly Rs. 70 lakh to Rs. 80 lakh), according to Roskomnadzor.

The regulator claims it has opened courts against six other businesses, including airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, Apple, and United Parcel Service, for alleged first-time violations involving a potential fine of RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 70 lakh).

While the other five companies had no immediate response, Likeme would not be reached.

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