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Twitter appeals 47-dollar fine it received for storing Russian user data outside Russian borders

Source: Meduza

Twitter representatives have submitted an appeal to Moscow’s Tagansky Court regarding a decision on the part of the Russian government’s censorship agency to fine the company 3,000 rubles (almost $47).

In December of 2018, the same agency, Roskomnadzor, sent warnings to Twitter and Facebook demanding that they begin storing data from Russian users on Russian territory. When both companies did not comply, they received the minimal fine for violating what is still a relatively new requirement under Russian law. Court representatives said that Facebook has not yet appealed the identical fine it received.