April 5, 2019 / 2:19 PM / 6 months ago

Russian court finds Twitter failed to provide information on data -TASS

MOSCOW, April 5 (Reuters) - A Russian court fined Twitter 3,000 roubles ($46) on Friday for failing to supply information to Russia's authorities on where it stores its Russian users' personal data, TASS news agency reported.

Russian legislation requires social media companies to store user data on servers located in Russia. At the moment, the only tools Russia has to enforce its data rules are fines that typically only come to very small sums or blocking the offending online services, which is an option fraught with technical difficulties. ($1 = 65.3623 roubles) (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by)

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