Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor mentioned on Friday it had opened administrative circumstances towards Alphabet Inc’s Google and 6 different overseas know-how corporations for alleged violations of non-public knowledge laws.
Moscow has clashed with Massive Tech over content material, censorship, knowledge and native illustration in a simmering dispute that has erupted right into a full-on info battle since Russia despatched tens of 1000’s of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Russia fined Google three million roubles ($46,540) final yr for not storing the non-public knowledge of Russian customers in databases on Russian territory, and on Friday mentioned it had opened a brand new case over what it referred to as Google’s repeated failure to adjust to Russian laws.
Google, which declined to remark, may very well be fined between 6-18 million roubles, Roskomnadzor mentioned.
The regulator additionally mentioned it had opened circumstances towards six different corporations – Airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, Apple and United Parcel Service – for alleged first-time offences carrying a possible advantageous of 1-6 million roubles.
Likeme couldn’t be reached, whereas the opposite 5 corporations had no speedy remark.