The Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor threatens to impose a fine on both Twitter and Facebook. Both companies store data from Russian users outside of Russia, which is not allowed.
Roskomnadzor announces this on his website. The regulator asks the court to consider a possible fine for Twitter and Facebook. It is a fine of 1 to 6 million rubles, converted to more than 70,000 pounds.
The Russian telecom watchdog warned a year ago for the first time for “administrative measures” against Twitter and Facebook. In April it came to a fine of 3,000 rubles.
Previously, LinkedIn was also criticised by Roskomnadzor for storing data of Russian users outside of Russia. The regulator then introduced a LinkedIn blockade.
It is possible that the fine that Twitter and Facebook are now being imposed can in time lead to a similar embargo.