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Facebook pays fine for refusing to localize Russian users’ data

Source: Interfax

The Internet giant Facebook has paid in full a four million ruble (about $53,000) fine imposed by the Russian authorities over the company’s refusal to store Russian users’ data on servers located inside Russia. 

As such, court marshals have terminated the enforcement proceedings against Facebook regarding the payment of the fine, the press service for Moscow’s Tagansky District Court told the news wire Interfax. 

In February, a Moscow district court fined Facebook and Twitter four million rubles each for refusing to localize Russian users’ data. Twitter has yet to pay the fine.

In 2016, Russia blocked the business and employment networking site Linkedin at the request of the federal censorship agency, Roskomnadzor, for refusing to localize the data of Russian users.

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