Google companies in Russia received another fine. According to “Moscow speaking” in Telegram, it was caused by the refusal to store the data of Russians on the territory of the country.
The amount of the fine was three million rubles.
In June, Roskomnadzor reminded Google of the need to localize Russian data. The regulator stressed that they drew up an administrative protocol against the company. At the end of May, the head of Roskomnadzor, Andrei Lipov, allowed a slowdown in the traffic of Google services, if the threats from them exceeded the benefits.
Roskomnadzor also issued an ultimatum to foreign social networks, obliging them to localize the databases of personal data of Russian users by July 1. According to Russian law, sites that process personal data of Russians must store them on the territory of the country.
The Russian court has repeatedly fined Google. In particular, in May the company was fined four million rubles for refusing to remove content prohibited by local legislation. In late 2020, a Moscow court found Google guilty of incomplete filtering of search queries. The fine for the violation was three million rubles.
The penalty for refusing to store personal data in Russia was increased in 2019. Previously, there was no punishment for failure to comply with the requirements for the localization of databases of Russians, and companies were punished under another article – “Failure to provide information” (Article 19.7 of the Administrative Code of Russia). At the moment, the amount of the fine for violation of the article for legal entities ranges from one million to six million rubles.