Russia to check if Twitter has complied with the law regarding localisation of data

Zharov referred to a letter from Twitter management saying the company planned to localise the data of the Russian citizens by mid-2018.


Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on 27 November it would check next year if Twitter has complied with the law requiring all companies to store personal data of Russian citizens on Russian soil.

 People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo. Reuters

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo. Reuters.

“We can certainly say that we will check them until the end of 2018 to make sure they delivered on their promises,” Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov told website RT.

Zharov referred to a letter from Twitter management saying the company planned to localise the data of the Russian citizens by mid-2018.

Last year Russia blocked access to social networking website LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft after a court found the firm guilty of violating Russia’s data law.


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