The World Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow imposed a fine on another IT company due to its unwillingness; to localize data about Russian users on servers located in the Russian Federation.
We are talking about the American corporation Zoom Video Communications. It is the developer of the popular video calling service Zoom, which is available on devices running Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS operating systems.
According to Interfax, the court considered the protocol regarding Zoom Video Communications without the participation of representatives of the company, since they did not appear at the meeting.
Zoom get a one million ruble fine in Russia for not localizing Russian data
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“Recognize Zoom Video Communications Inc. guilty under Part 8 of Art. 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (failure by the operator, when collecting personal data, of the obligation to ensure the recording, systematization, accumulation, storage of personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation using databases located on the territory of the Russian Federation) and impose a fine in the amount of 1 million rubles”, the decree says.
Previously, fines for refusing to localize the data of Russians took place on other well-known companies; in particular, on Apple and Ookla. At the same time, we note that the storage of personal data of Russian users was localized by about 600 representative offices of foreign companies in the Russian Federation.
The same court as already montionned has recently imposed a 2 million fine on Apple. We should also note that the Russian representative office of Apple – Apple Rus LLC; back in 2018 officially notified about the localization of Russian user data in the Russian Federation; but it seems that the situation is still comlpex. However, we will keep tracking the development of the events and keep you informed, so stay tuned.